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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Check in With STOMP Alum

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by Melissa Moore, 2016 STOMP Alum

My freshman year, like many other students, I was looking for a job and found an advertisement for a job that involved working with kids and playing with LEGO. I enjoyed both of those activities, so I sent in an application to be a STOMP fellow at Tufts CEEO. I felt supremely underqualified, considering I was majoring in Psychology as well as Peace and Justice Studies and the position was through a center in the School of Engineering. Regardless, I somehow got the job. That first semester, I learned that this job was so much more than teaching engineering.

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“Prime” Time for New Robotics!

by Alison Earnheart, Outreach Support

LEGO Education launched its new SPIKE Prime robotics system in January 2020 and Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) was thrilled to have our students be among the very first to explore it the following month! Offering cutting edge technological experiences paired with research-backed teaching methods is our specialty, and it was a real treat for us to introduce this brand-new product so soon after its availability

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SNAPR – Snap, Narrate, Auto Post and Reflect

by Dipeshwor Man Shrestha, Master’s Student in STEM Education

SNAPR – Snap, Narrate, Auto Post and Reflect is a tool that lets students capture and populate their e-portfolios automatically. In making/engineering, there is an emphasis on the final product and the ‘in-between’ stages are often ignored. We hope SNAPR will help students reflect on the ‘in-between’ stages and encourage them to share stories of the processes that led to the final product.


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STOMP Fall 2019


By Elissa Milto, Director of Outreach

Each year STOMP sends pairs of Tufts students into classrooms to bring engineering to local students. Each pair is partnered with a teacher and meets with those students twenty to twenty-five times over the school year. The STOMP cohort this year consists of forty-five STOMP fellows from the School of Engineering (29 fellows) and the School of Arts and Sciences (16 fellows) with majors ranging from mechanical engineering to biology to education. Each STOMP fellow brings their excitement about engineering and teaching to their classrooms and to the STOMP program as a whole.

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Designing Biomimetic Robots


by Fay Shaw, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Designing Biomimetic Robots is an NSF-funded project that is a collaboration between Tufts CEEO and TERC. Together, we have designed an interdisciplinary curriculum for middle school students that combines biology, engineering, and computer science and is aligned with the NGSS.  Students are tasked with building a robot that digs in a simulated earthquake scenario. They study digging animals and their adaptations to then design a robot that is biomimetic (bio-inspired). This project is in its third and final year and we are implementing our curriculum in nine schools in New England including 13 teachers who are teaching 400 students.

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2019 Haunted House in Nolop Makerspace


By Amelia Becker, CEEO Undergraduate Intern

The Second Annual Nolop Makerspace Haunted House took place on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Sponsored by the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), Nolop Makerspace, and the School of Engineering (SOE), the haunted house featured a wide collection of student-made interactive exhibits. These spooky machines were made by students in Professor Ethan Danahy’s Simple Robotics class (Intro to Engineering course), Tufts Robotics Club, Tufts Make Club, and more.

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Exploring Acid Bleed at the Conn-Selmer Facility in Elkhart, Indiana

By Walker Wind, Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has a research project exploring a chemical reaction that occurs on some musical instruments called acid bleed. Walker Wind, CEEO Summer Intern and Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP) Fellow, has been working for CEEO this past summer on this project and recently went to the Vincent Bach instruments manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana, for one week to learn about the manufacturing process in order to determine what causes the acid bleed. Read below to learn all about Walker Wind’s trip this summer. 


Continue Reading October 22, 2019 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

2019 Sustainability Champions Ceremony and Reception

by Jessica Echeverria, Undergraduate Operations Assistant

We are very pleased to announce the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has received two distinctions at the 2019 Sustainability Champions Ceremony and Reception. Firstly, the CEEO has been recognized by the Office of Sustainability as a Platinum level green office! This recognition builds off the CEEO’s previous title as a Gold level green office. Our rise to Platinum is a reflection of continuous efforts to be an environmentally conscious, responsible workplace.


Continue Reading October 3, 2019 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Summer 2019 at Tufts Center for Engineering and Education Outreach

by Anika Mody, Undergraduate Operations Assistant at CEEO

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) had a very busy summer over at 200 Boston Ave, Medford. We employed 30 undergraduates to work on various research projects funded by industry and government grants. Undergrads worked at the CEEO June through mid-August. We also ran ten Design and Engineering Workshops (DEW) for different grade ranges each week (1st-12th grade), we ran two teacher workshops and ran three different workshops for outside organizations. We are really proud of all the work that came out of Summer 2019 and we are excited to apply everything that happened in summer to the Fall 2019 semester and beyond. Read below to learn a little more about summer intern projects and summer DEW projects.


Continue Reading October 1, 2019 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Research Abroad in New Zealand

by Sara Willner-Giwerc, Doctoral Student in Mechanical Engineering

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s (CEEO) doctoral student Sara Willner-Giwerc spent May 2019 in New Zealand as a visiting researcher at the University of Auckland.  She spent several weeks helping teachers and students with LEGO robotics and also running a LEGO Education conference with Professor Chris Rogers. Please read below to learn more about Sara’s work and her trip from her perspective.

Continue Reading September 17, 2019 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

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