AnnMarie Thomas is a Professor at the University of St. Thomas (USA) in the School of Engineering and the Opus College of Business. She is the co-founder of the school’s Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education and teaches in the Education Leadership program. AnnMarie is the founder and director of the Playful Learning Lab, which explores ways to encourage children of all ages, to embrace playful learning. Her team is currently in residence at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, as well as collaborating with Metro Deaf School to create playful learning opportunities for Deaf and DeafBlind students. AnnMarie is the author of Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Education, the co-creator of Squishy Circuits, and the Executive Director (and co-founder) of OK Go Sandbox. She is the recipient of the 2020 LEGO Prize.