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AnnMarie Thomas


Mechanical Engineering

  • Education
  • Post-doctoral degree, 2019, Management and Marketing, University of Florida
    Professional Certificate, 2012 ,Sustainable Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    Ph.D. 2006, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
    M.S. 2002, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
    BS, 2001, Ocean Engineering (minor: Music), M.I.T.

  • Expertise
  • Human Centered Design, Engineering Education, Environmental Sustainability, Playful Learning.
  • Research Interests
  • Engineering Design Pedagogy, PK-12 Engineering Education and Teacher Training, Playful Learning, STEAM

Dr. Thomas is a faculty member in both the School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and Opus College of Business (Entrepreneurship). Additionally, as the co-founder of the St. Thomas Center for Engineering Education, she teaches courses in the Engineering for Educators (certificate program) and in the School of Education's Education Leadership program. She is the Director of the University of St. Thomas Playful Learning Lab (www.PlayfulLearningLab.org).

Learn more about Dr. Thomas at https://www.annmarie-thomas.com/


  • Introduction to Engineering Design (ENGR 100)
  • Engineering Graphics (ENGR 170)
  • Engineering Design for Educators (EGED 531)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (EGED 530)
  • Technology Prototyping (ENTR 320)
  • Environmental Sustainability and Innovation (ENTR 330)