In January, selected doctoral students participated in the Future Leaders of Engineering Teaching Fellows Boot Camp. The weeklong boot camp is part of a broader Tufts program supported by the National Science Foundation. These Engineering Teaching Fellows will become future leaders in our academic communities, promoting use of appropriate teaching pedagogies that create an inclusive classroom environment. Not only will they be excellent researchers in their chosen discipline area, they will also be excellent teachers that utilize learner-centered techniques to convey the excitement and potential of engineering to students.
On May 7, Professor and Chair Kurt Pennell and Assistant Professor Daniele Lantagne attended the 20th annual Coalition for National Science Funding exhibition on “Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation.” Pennell and Lantagne presented an exhibit on “Engineering Solutions for Clean Water.”
Student Anecia Richards presented a workshop on robots at the second annual Women’s Innovation Symposium in Engineering in Brooklyn’s Poly Prep Country Day School. Anecia Richards, a Poly alumna, electrical engineer, and student in Tufts’ Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program, presented a workshop taught the high school students how to build and program a LEGO robot.
First reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 8, 2013.