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Tyler DeWitt  

Research Scientist; High School Teacher, Digital Content Author & STEM Education Advocate

A research scientist, high school teacher, and digital content creator, Tyler DeWitt draws on these backgrounds to develop engaging curricula and pedagogies that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and authentic understanding.

DeWitt has taught high school Biology, Chemistry, and English at independent schools in the United States and South Korea, and he worked as a project manager to develop new K12 science curricula for the state of Florida.

DeWitt is currently a Ph.D. student in Microbiology at MIT, where he studies how bacteria transfer pieces of DNA to their neighbors.

At MIT, he teaches science to high school students from underserved backgrounds through the MITES summer program, and he is a student coordinator for the new MIT+K12 video outreach project.

DeWitt is also the author of an ever-expanding online video textbook for high school Chemistry. He has served as a fellow with the Educational Foundation of America’s Teaching for Experience program, and at MIT he is a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Graduate Resident Tutor.

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