Meltem Alemdar, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist, CEISMC
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Meltem Alemdar is Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). Her research focuses on improving K-12 STEM education through research on curriculum development, teacher professional development, and student learning in integrated STEM environments. Dr. Alemdar is currently PI and co-PI for research on various engineering education and teacher education NSF funded projects. Her expertise includes culturally responsive research & evaluation, social network analysis, and mixed methods methodology. She also co-developed a K12 STEAM course that utilizes the Rightful Presence Framework. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy, with a concentration in Research, Measurement, and Statistics, from Georgia State University.