Toby Bothel graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cornell University, and joined the staff of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock, Maryland, the U.S. Navy’s prime experimental facility for testing the hydrodynamic designs of ship and submarine models. She received her Masters Degree in Ocean Engineering from the George Washington University in 1987. For the 34 years, she led model-scale and full-scale experiments aimed at measuring the flow around surface ships. She also directed NSWC’s K-12 STEM Outreach Program, engaging fifty lab professionals in bringing authentic engineering projects to local school districts.
“I love working for TIES because I have the chance to collaborate with an amazing team of colleagues and to work closely with teachers who care deeply about their profession and want to share their passion for teaching with their students.
Toby retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center and joined TIES in December 2014, where she leads the digital engineering and design team. She also supports the STEM school design projects with the delivery of professional development for the “Engineering is Elementary” curriculum.