Nandini Ranganathan, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code

Nandini Ranganathan is the founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code.
nandini@pnca.edu, mtc@pnca.edu

She has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, as well as a A.B. from Wellesley College. At PNCA, she has developed and taught innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum in mathematics, physics, research methods, and computer science to artists and designers. She is a co-organizer of the Hive Cascadia Learning Network, working to incorporate art, technology, and making into STEM education and is deeply passionate about increasing diversity in technology and in expanding access to STEAM education for a wider audience.

She has designed and facilitated technology-focused collaborative hackathons, brainstorming and problem-solving sessions. Her research and teaching have focussed on questions in abstract mathematics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, steam pedagogy, and the potential, implications, applications, and consequences of technology.

She always feels a tinge of confusion and sadness as she declares "I am not a robot" while filling out forms online.