My work focuses on designing, managing, and assessing learning experiences that empower people to create more just and sustainable futures.

Honors & Awards

  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University (2020-2023)
  • Graduate Public Service Fellowship, Stanford University (2019-2020)
  • Outstanding Professor Award, UC San Diego (2015)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2009-2011)
  • Undergraduate Engineering Leadership Award, UC San Diego (2009)

Education & Certifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Stanford University, Learning Sciences & Technology Design (2023)
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.), State of California, Mechanical Engineering (2014)
  • Master of Science (S.M.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aerospace Engineering (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), University of California, San Diego, Mechanical Engineering (2009)

Work Experience

  • Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering, University of California, San Diego (2014 - 2018)


    San Diego, CA

  • Design Engineer and Project Manager, ATA Engineering (2011 - 2015)


    San Diego, CA

All Publications

  • Four Surveillance Technologies Creating Challenges for Education AI in Learning: Designing the Future Pea, R. D., Biernacki, P., Bigman, M., Boles, K., Coelho, R., Docherty, V., Garcia, J., Lin, V., Nguyen, J., Pimentel, D., Pozos, R., Reynante, B., Roy, E., Southerton, E., Suzara, M., Vishwanath, A. Springer. 2023: 317-329
  • Learning to design for social justice in community-engaged engineering JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION Reynante, B. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jee.20444

    View details for Web of Science ID 000734360400001

  • Design knowledge and learning pathway of a grassroots innovator 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences Reynante, B. International Society of the Learning Sciences. 2021: 83-90
  • A framework for open civic design: Integrating public participation, crowdsourcing, and design thinking Digital Government: Research and Practice Reynante, B., Dow, S. P., Mahyar, N. 2021; 2 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3487607

  • Exploring the Promises and Perils of Integrated STEM Through Disciplinary Practices and Epistemologies SCIENCE & EDUCATION Reynante, B. M., Selbach-Allen, M. E., Pimentel, D. R. 2020
  • Educating change-makers: A framework for sustainable making and activist engineering 9th Annual Conference on Creativity and Fabrication in Education (FabLearn ’19) Reichenbach, K., Reynante, B. ACM Press. 2019: 128-131

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3311890.3311908

  • From First- to Third-Order Social Change in Development Engineering: A Case Study Reynante, B., Bratton, M., Hein, L., IEEE IEEE. 2017
  • Impact testing of structural biological materials MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Lee, S., Novitskaya, E. E., Reynante, B., Vasquez, J., Urbaniak, R., Takahashi, T., Woolley, E., Tombolato, L., Chen, P., McKittrick, J. 2011; 31 (4): 730–39