Keith Donaldson

AcquiaU Session: 
2015 Summer Session

Think It, Build It

Keith Donaldson has been developing technology that improves teaching and learning for over 15 years . Keith completed his BA at Morehouse College, concentrating in multimedia arts and computer science. His undergraduate honors research was with Mitchel Resnick of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. There he contributed to the development of the Constructopedia, an online searchable, interactive database that assists children with working on design projects and making connections to the math and scientific ideas underlying those projects. In 2008, he received a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College and in 2010 a certificate in Small Business Entrepreneurship from the Boston University Entrepreneurial Management Institute.

Professionally, Keith has taught mathematics, engineering, and technology in and around the Boston Public Schools and launched several technology startups. Most recently, Keith was the Principal Investigator at MolySym, an MIT start-up, that is developing a multimodal molecular modeling system for teaching students how to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular levels. As the Principal Investigator, Keith won and managed two SBIR Fastrack grants from the US Department of Education and was issued Patent No. 7,558,707, entitled “Apparatus and Method for Integrating a Physical Molecular Model with a Computer-Based Visualization and Simulation Model”, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.