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.

Continue Reading April 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Recreating an In-Person Summer Internship Program Virtually

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By Dipeshwor Man Shrestha, Masters Student in STEM Education

Every year the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) employs 25-30 college and high-school student interns to work on engineering, design, and research projects. COVID-19 forced us to redesign our in-person internship program, finding ways to simulate activities like tinkering, design reviews, brainstorming and trouble shooting sessions, and coordinating the simultaneous and overlapping project development of more than 30 people and multiple strands of research and design.

Continue Reading September 16, 2020 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Dr. E’s Challenges: Summer 2020

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Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is pleased to announce that after taking a year hiatus, Dr. E’s Challenges has returned with two new and exciting challenges. Hearing from teachers, parents, and other educators a need for ideas and inspiration during this time of at-home and remote learning, we developed two LEGO-based challenges for this summer as part of a short pilot series (so let us know if you want more!). As these were both LEGO-based challenges, Dr. E’s Challenges is extremely excited that the team was able to collaborate with LEGO Education and utilize the new LEGO Education Community for hosting the challenges and submissions.

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Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Dr. Ethan Danahy on “Flipped Classrooms”

Ethan Danahy, Research Assistant Professor at Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), was asked to speak by Tufts Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) to discuss his use of “flipped classrooms” and remote teaching in a recent interview with Arduino Education.

Continue Reading July 27, 2020 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

2020 CEEO Award Winners

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Screen-Shot-2020-07-15-at-12.35.15-PM.pngThe Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) congratulates two of its members, Sara Willner-Giwerc and Kristen Wendell, for their achievements. They are both the recipients of awards from Tufts University including the 2020 Tufts University School of Engineering Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributor to Engineering Education and the Henry and Madeline Fischer Award. 

Continue Reading July 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

2020 CEEO Graduates


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Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) congratulates our 2020 graduates, Hernán Gallegos, Dipeshwor Man Shrestha, Fatima Rahman, and Amanda Strawhacker on their achievements. 

Continue Reading July 14, 2020 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

The Symbiotics System: Designing an Internet of Things Platform for Elementary School Students

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is excited to share Sara Willner-Giwerc, Chris Rogers, and Kristen Wendell of Tufts University just had a paper published in the International Journal of Design for Learning, “The Symbiotics System: Designing an Internet of Things Platform for Elementary School Students”.


Continue Reading May 31, 2020 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

CEEO Summer Workshops

This summer Tufts CEEO quickly adjusted to the changing times and created our first ever online workshops. In our online workshops, we will emphasize social interactions just as much as engineering. We hope that students will feel a connection to their classmates as well as the instructor and teaching assistant. All of our workshops will revolve around open-ended, engineering design challenges.


Continue Reading May 28, 2020 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Novel Engineering

By Elissa Milto, Director of Outreach

This past April, Tufts CEEO’s first book was published — Novel Engineering, K-8: An Integrated Approach to Engineering and Literacy — by NSTA Press! The book, a collaboration between CEEO members past and present, was an exciting way for the authors to reconnect and synthesize research and lessons learned during the research portion of the project that was funded by the National Science Foundation. Tufts CEEO gets numerous requests for Novel Engineering professional development (PD) from schools around the world, but is not able to work with everyone who requests PD. In an effort to help interested teachers, authors Elissa Milto, Merredith Portsmore, Jessica Watkins, Mary McCormick, and Morgan Hynes, who all worked on the research behind Novel Engineering, created this book so teachers who cannot work directly with the CEEO are able to understand how to do Novel Engineering with their students.

Continue Reading May 28, 2020 at 9:34 am 2 comments

5 Minute Classroom

by Sara Willner-Giwerc, Doctoral Student in Mechanical Engineering

5 Minute Classroom is a collaboration between the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, White Mountain Science Inc., and FaceFront to create a video series for teachers by an amazing expert teacher (the one and only Bill Church) with the purpose of inspiring making in classrooms. Our goal is to share unique open-ended making projects and classroom hacks in the form of short (5 minutes or less) videos. Rooted in the belief that learning should involve play, iteration, experimentation, failure, and joy, we developed these videos with the hope of inspiring teachers and students alike to make something awesome happen in their classrooms.

Continue Reading May 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

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.

Continue Reading March 23, 2020 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

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