Jennifer Love

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director,  STEM


Social Media


  • 354 Snell Engineering
  • 617.373.3551

Research Focus

broadening participation in engineering education, preK-12 engineering education, STEAM, makerspace, project-based learning, teacher professional development


Reebok International (1997 – 2005): Performance Engineer/Sports Biomechanist in Reebok’s Human Performance Engineering Lab.

Haemonetics Corporation (1993 – 1995): Research & Development Engineering in Haemonetics R&D Engineering department.


  • EdD (2022) Doctorate in Education, Northeastern University
  • MS (1997) Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
  • BS (1993) Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Provisional Engineering/Technology License, Grades 5 – 12, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students – Engineering Award, College of Engineering, Northeastern University.
  • Honorable Mention in the Vernier Engineering Contest, 2014
  • The Effective or Innovative Use of Technology in Teaching Award – Course Enhancement. Awarded by Northeastern University’s EdTech Center, Spring 2006.
  • Ocif*, J., Sabick, M., “A shoe-mounted ultrasonic 3D motion tracking system for training and competition,” U.S. Olympic Committee, Sports Science & Technology Division, Colorado Springs. Winner – Engineering Design Contest 1996.

Teaching Interests

engineering education; makerspaces; experiential learning; project-based learning; problem-based learning; Arduino, laser cutting, 3D printing, C++, MATLAB, AutoCAD, SolidWorks.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Link Engineering, National Academy of Engineering

Research Overview

broadening participation in engineering education, preK-12 engineering education, STEAM, makerspace, project-based learning, teacher professional development

Selected Publications


Oct 16, 2023

Participation at the 130th ASEE Gala

Northeastern University’s College of Engineering had a strong presence of faculty and staff at the 130th Gala of the American Society for Engineering Education which took place on October 10th in Washington, D.C.


Aug 07, 2023

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Pathways) completes 10 week Boston program

MIE Professor Ibrahim Zeid and STEM Executive Director Claire Duggan led a 10-week NSF-funded REU program called “REU Pathways,” which mentors community college students in engineering research.

Ibrahim Zeid and Claire Duggan


Apr 14, 2022

Zeid and Duggan Create REU Pathway for Community College Students

Ibrahim Zeid, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, and Claire Duggan, director of STEM programs and operations, were awarded a $400K NSF REU grant to create “Pathways for community college students to enrich their education and careers.”


Jul 01, 2020

COE Presents at the 2020 ASEE’S Virtual Conference

College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students, published and presented virtual papers at the American Society for Engineering Education – Virtual National conference.


May 23, 2018

STEAM Go! and the Center for STEM Education present their research at the recent ASEE New England conference

Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love and Center for STEM Education Director Claire Duggan recently published and presented their paper “STEAM Go! A School District’s Approach to Implementing New State Science, Technology & Engineering PreK-12 Curriculum Standards” at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) New England conference at the University of Hartford on April 27, […]


May 01, 2018

Faculty and Staff Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2017-2018 academic school year.


Jul 10, 2017

Northeastern launches initiative to bring experiential learning to K-12 classrooms

FYELIC Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love will be leveraging her classroom experiences in problem-based learning (PBL), experiential learning, makerspaces, grades preK-20 STEM education, the Next Generation Science Standards and teacher professional development to serve as a NExT Institute Mentor.  She is also currently working on her EdD at Northeastern University with a research focus on […]


Jun 26, 2017

3D Printing in the Classroom

CAMD/COE Assistant Teaching Professor Mark Sivak and FYELC Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love demonstrated their use of 3D printing at TEXPO, Information Technology Services’ third annual Teaching and Technology Expo.


Dec 14, 2016

FYELC Students present their Arduino projects at Design Expo

First year engineering students in Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love’s Cornerstone of Engineering course displayed their projects at a Design Expo that showcased how they solved authentic engineering problem for a particular group of humans, animals or other living things. 


Dec 07, 2015

HS Students Judge 1st Year Engineering Projects

Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love invited local high school students to come and judge her first year engineering student's Alternative Energy Vehicles (AEV).

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