Welcome!

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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A Look at Novel Engineering in a Classroom

By Becky Cogbill, 4th Grade Teacher in Medford Public Schools

I started my journey with Novel Engineering through the course offered by Tufts. I was a relative newcomer to teaching engineering and eager to learn how to do so effectively. Novel Engineering represented a large shift from my original approach. I had to let go of a lot of my structure and idea about what I should get as an end result. Instead, we focused on the process and thinking critically about decisions throughout.

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From Specialist to Coach: How TEEP helped a Science teacher become an Engineer

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is currently recruiting its 5th cohort for this Fall 2019 for the Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP). TEEP is a graduate course through Tufts University for any practicing elementary, middle school, or high school teacher who is seeking to change or expand their approach through the integration of engaging hands-on engineering principles in their coursework. The program is flexible, affordable, and designed to fit a busy teacher’s lifestyle. All four courses are online, allowing participants to work at their own pace and offer 16 total hours of graduate credit.

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E-Team at the CEEO

By Laura Fradin, Educational Specialist

ETEAM craneHere at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), we are constantly testing new equipment and activities to teach engineering to kids. To help us, we need kids who are willing to try out the new tools and projects to see how well they work.  The E-TEAM consists of twenty students from third through fifth grades. These participants come to the CEEO once a month to help test new educational tools and curriculum for Tufts researchers. The students get a chance to participate in cutting-edge educational research and play with some cool new toys, and the researchers get concrete feedback from a group of enthusiastic and candid kids.

Continue Reading November 14, 2018 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

Digital Big Band 2018

By William Church, CEEO Collaborator

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From September 17th through the 21st I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to attend and present at the Digital Big Bang 2018 conference.  My visit was hosted by LEGO Education and their partners, Gammaco. The conference was part tech trade show and part education expo.  It was all future facing. There were events, booths, and presentations related to Big Data, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, as well as transportation, homes and cities of the future.  There were robotics and coding events for kids and teachers. There were drone races and start-up business competitions.

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LEGO Engineering Conferences in India

by Barbara Bratzel, Educator in Residence


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Barbara Bratzel, an Educator in Residence at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), recently gave talks and ran workshops at two LEGO Engineering conferences in India. The two conferences, with the theme Driving Innovation in India through STEM Education, were the first LEGO Engineering conferences held in India. They were sponsored by LEGO Education and Edutech. The first conference was held at the Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology in Chennai on September 4, 2018. 

Continue Reading October 11, 2018 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

CEEO’s Summer 2018 Undergraduate Internships

by Lynne Ramsey, Staff Assistant

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Every summer, Tufts Centering for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) hires between 30 and 40 Undergraduate Student Interns to work on various research, outreach initiatives, or operations support projects at the CEEO. This past summer we had 37 undergraduate students from Tufts and from a few other Universities working at the CEEO on the projects listed below.

 

Continue Reading September 27, 2018 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Engaging Middle Schools Girls in Chemical Engineering

by Abey Klotz, Undergraduate Student in Chemical Engineering

ce3The National Science Foundation awards grants to young faculty to launch their research. Entitled CAREER grants, these grants task faculty with not only working on cutting-edge research but also sharing their work with the broader community. In Summer 2018, Professor Ayse Asatekin, from the Tufts Department of Chemical Engineering, partnered with the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) to develop and host a workshop for middle school girls. The goal of the workshop was to introduce the girls and to get them excited about the possibilities of chemical engineering.

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Welcoming new PostDoc, Jenn Cross, to Tufts CEEO

By Jennifer Cross, Postdoctoral Research Associate

jenn2Jennifer Cross, Ph.D., is a new Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) where her primary research interests include investigating human-robot interaction in education contexts, developing novel programming interfaces for educational robots, and supporting diversity in engineering education. At the CEEO, she is teaching a course for the Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) called Engineering and Science for Middle and High School Educators and working with Professor Chris Rogers on a number of research projects around robot programming. She is also helping to make improvements to the Human Factors Engineering program at Tufts.

Continue Reading September 25, 2018 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Summer 2018 Design and Engineering Workshops

By Laura Fradin, Education Specialist

IMG_0079-XLThis summer, the CEEO hosted workshops for educators and students throughout the summer. As always, our workshop introduced participants to the CEEO approach to engineering design. Students and teachers came from the local area and as far away as Japan.

Continue Reading September 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

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.

Continue Reading August 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

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