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

April 9, 2018 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

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.

 

blog1This year’s LEGO Education Symposium additionally marks the 20th anniversary of Tufts CEEO’s valued relationship with LEGO Education, which began in 1998. Since early in the CEEO’s founding, LEGO Education and Tufts CEEO have worked together to improve educational technologies, enhance classroom experiences, and promote a shared vision of hands­-on, project­-based collaborative learning in education.

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This year’s events will similarly highlight recent research and innovations across disciplines at Tufts. The 2018 events will include speakers and workshop leaders across various departments at Tufts over the course of the 3 days:

School of Engineering

  • Dr. Dan Hannon, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Daniele Lantagne, Dept. of Civil Engineering
  • Dr. Kristen Wendell, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Education
  • Dr. Chelsea Andrews, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
  • Matthew Mueller, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Joshua Kritzer, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Amanda Strawhacker, PhD Candidate, Eliot-Pearson Dept. of Child Study and Human Development
  • Dr. Marina Bers, Eliot-Pearson Dept. of Child Study & Human Development; Dept. of Computer Science
  • Dr. Brian Gravel, Dept. of Education
  • Dr. David Hammer, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  • Dr. Moon Duchin, Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dr. Bárbara Brizuela, Dept. of Education

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

  • Jennaca Davies, SMFA

To learn more about the event, please visit our website at http://tuftsstemedconference.org or see video highlights from the 2016 event!

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