We are excited to welcome you to the revival of the CEEO newsletter. This newsletter will be used to share a few of the highlights of all the amazing projects and programs happening at the CEEO. We’d love to hear from you too. Send pictures, updates or videos to ceeo@tufts.edu, and we’ll work to include them in future newsletters.

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2018 LEGO Education Symposium and Tufts STEM Education Conference

IMG_0370Tufts CEEO is excited to report on another successful LEGO Education Symposium and Tufts STEM Education Conference! The combined events took place from June 5th-7th on the Tufts campus and attracted 170 educators from over 30 countries in addition to highlighting some of the amazing research and outreach done by Tufts’ own faculty.

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The EnLIGHTening Quilt

by Fay Shaw, Post Doctoral Research Associate

In the Spring 2018 semester, students in the Child Development course, Children & New Technology (CD114), collaboratively created a quilt for the Eliot-Pearson Early Childhood Makerspace. The goal of the course was to explore ways to better integrate technology into learning environments, such as makerspaces. The interdisciplinary course focused on developmental learning and design theories while also exploring the impact of computer programming, virtual communities, computer games, social media, and other digital technologies in the lives of young people. Students applied their theoretical knowledge and designed a new technology for young children in collaboration with a team of engineers.


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Learning Conceptual Knowledge Through Homework

by Jessica Swenson

The inspiration for my dissertation came from two sources: personal experience as an engineering student and courses developed at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. As an undergraduate engineering student, I did everything a “good” student should. I went to class everyday, attended optional recitations, went to office hours, and completed every problem set. I worked with friends and classmates on all assigned work like faculty told us to during orientation and in classes. Yet, I had this gut feeling I didn’t understand everything, and my exam scores reflected that feeling. One of the reasons I chose to attend graduate school was to understand why I had that gut feeling, and to ask how other students could be enabled to build deeper understanding in their core engineering courses.

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CEEO papers presented at ASEE

By Samantha Leong

IMG_1586 (1)Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) graduate students and faculty attended the 2018 Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference this June 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We were excited to have four conference papers accepted this year. ASEE continues to be an important part of sharing the research done by CEEO and to share our work with like-minded thinkers in the Engineering Education Community. Please read below to learn more about the work we presented at ASEE 2018.


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Reflective Decision-Making in Elementary Students’ Engineering Design

By Elissa Milto, Director of Outreach

bloblogblogblogblogblogA key feature of engineering design is collaborative, deliberate decision-making that takes into account information about design options. K‐12 students need opportunities for this kind of decision-making if they are to meet the learning standards for engineering outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. We conducted a qualitative study investigating how urban elementary students enact reflective decision-making in a formal engineering design curriculum in order to propose and operationalize a definition of reflective decision-making among elementary students. While the term reflective can mean many things, we allude to reflection that occurs during the engineering design process, or decision-making with a reflective stance.

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Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Researcher

The Center for Engineering Education and Outreach invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral scholar to work on studying teacher learning in K-12 engineering education. The initial appointment is for the academic year 2018-2019, renewable for up to two years total.

Continue Reading May 7, 2018 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

CEEO Summer Design & Engineering Workshops for Kids

1University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has an exciting list of research based Design and Engineering Workshops (DEW) for kids during the summer of 2018. We have a variety of different themed workshops for all different age ranges! Your child will be immersed into the world of engineering and walk away feeling empowered to be an engineer of the future. Our workshops have inspired many students to go into the engineering field. Maybe your child will become an engineer too! All workshops are held on the Tufts campus in Medford.

Continue Reading May 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

CEEO Graduating Students and Award Winners

CEEO Graduates 2017-2018

FY2018 Grads
Jessica Swenson, PhD Mechanical Engineering
Kerrianne Marino, MS Human Factors Engineering
Sam Woolf, MS Mechanical Engineering

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Tufts School of Engineering Students in STOMP

blog1The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is excited to engage 62 Tufts students from a variety of academic disciplines with STOMP this year. STOMP partners pairs of Tufts University students with school teachers in the greater Boston area, Medford, Somerville, Arlington, Everett, Malden, and Boston, to create and implement engineering curricula in the teachers’ classrooms. The Tufts students collaborate with teachers to bring new technologies and innovative activities to the classroom, working to meet the Science, Technology and Engineering component of the Massachusetts Frameworks in creative and engaging ways. Currently, STOMP is in the following grades, 1 kindergarten classroom, 6 third grade classrooms, 16 fourth grade classrooms, 16 fifth grade classrooms, and 4 middle school classrooms.

This year, STOMP employs 30 engineering students from each engineering department and across years.


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Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach to Host the LEGO Education Symposium and Tufts STEM Education Conference

logoOn June 5th to 7th, 2018, Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) will be hosting the LEGO Education Symposium in conjunction with the Tufts STEM Education Conference at Tufts University. The CEEO is a leading innovator in K-12 engineering education and is excited for the opportunity to bring together passionate educators and researchers over the course of the two events. Since its founding in 1996, the CEEO has worked towards bridging the gap between research and practice in engineering education by bringing new and innovative research and practices directly to educators and students. With various faculty, researchers, and students represented from engineering, math, chemistry, child development, and education, the Tufts STEM Education Conference will feature talks, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions of some of the latest research and innovations in K-12 STEM Education happening at Tufts University.

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