Tara Robillard
Senior Research Associate
Email: tara_robillard at terc.edu
Phone: 617.873.9872

Biographical Summary

Tara Robillard is a senior researcher, curriculum, materials and tools developer at TERC. She has degrees in Marine Science and Science Education and taught science at the high school level. Her research and development interests focus on accessibility and differentiating STEM teaching and learning for all students in formal and informal settings. As the lead researcher for the Signing Math & Science projects, her focus has been on providing access to students with low-incidence disabilities, especially the use of universally designed technology innovations to improve achievement in mathematics and science of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  She is also very interested in providing effective professional development and ongoing support to teachers and helping families build connections between home and school.  Tara also serves as a member of TERC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Areas of Interest

  • Adaptive technology, accessibility and differentiation 
  • STEM education for all students
  • Qualitative Research and Iterative Materials and Tools Development
  • Universal Design for learning
  • Family and Teacher Support