Avneet Hira is a Research Scientist at the Scheller Teacher Education Program. Her research interests include educational technology, reflective practice and equitable learning practices. Prior to joining MIT, she was the Educational Content Program Manager at the software company, the MathWorks. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University for researching the educational potential of Makerspaces. At Purdue, she was awarded the Bilsland Fellowship, Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award and Engineering Education Graduate Student Teaching Award. She holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Engineering.