The MicroSMITHie is a research group at Smith College - PI: Kristen Dorsey

The MicroSMITHie is Dr. Kristen Dorsey’s research lab in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Smith College is the first women’s college to develop an ABET-accredited engineering program.

The MicroSmithy has two missions:

  1. Train undergraduate Smith students to undertake self-directed research projects
  2. Design, characterize, and model miniature and micro-scale devices

Our research interests are MEMS, micro- and miniature-scale chemical sensors, and stretchable and wearable sensors


  • Our conference paper “Mechanical Isolation Structures for Soft Elastomer Components” will appear at IEEE Sensors conference in Nov 2017 in Glasgow.
  • Kristen will be attending the Robotics Science and Systems Material Robotics workshop.
  • Dan attended the MIT IEEE Undergraduate research conference to present her paper in November 2016. Congrats, Dan!
  • Kristen will be attending the 2016 annual NSBE Convention in Boston, MA. Hope to see you there!

Updated 18 July 2017