Archive for January, 2018

Robotic Toy Testing

by Ethan Danahy, Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science and CEEO
IMG_0147In Fall 2017, Prof. Ethan Danahy once again taught his first-year introduction to engineering course “Simple Robotics” to 28 of the Tufts University freshmen engineering students. After a sequence of shorter, week-long projects (ranging from designing Robotic Animals and Astronaut Tools to creating an interactive Haunted House and performing Robotic Magic Tricks), the final project of the semester was to design, build, test, and refine a “Playful Creation” for four-to-eight year old children.

Continue Reading January 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

ConnecTions in the Making 3-year NSF Research Project Launches Summer 2017

By Chelsea Andrews, Post Doctoral Research Associate
chelsea blogConnecTions in the Making: Elementary Students, Teachers, and STEM Professionals Integrating Science and Engineering to Design Community Solutions is one of the CEEO’s newest research projects, funded by the NSF’s ITEST program. Led by PI’s Kristen Wendell (Tufts) and Tej Dalvi (UMass Boston), the overall goal of this project is to develop and study community-connected, integrated science and engineering curriculum units that support diverse elementary students’ science and engineering ideas, practices, and attitudes.

Continue Reading January 8, 2018 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment


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