Posts Tagged engineering
This year one of our own TDC-dancing, It Gets Better-supporting Jumbos was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. The honoree was none other than beloved computer science assistant professor Dr. Benjamin Hescott, who received the 2011 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. The IEE highlighted Dr. Hescott’s commitment to his students, creative teaching methods, and passion for increasing gender diversity in the computer science field. Congratulations, Dr. Hescott!
On May 19, Karen Panetta, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the School of Engineering and founder of Nerd Girls, was honored as one of three recipients of the 2011 Anita Borg Women of Vision Awards. The winners were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions as women in technology. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology created the following video about Panetta:
EDIT 6/7: Watch Panetta’s acceptance speech:
The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has been developing teaching tools for students eager to learn about different aspects of engineering. One of it’s most popular pieces of software is used for creating stop-animation movies. The program is called SAM and allows users to create movies frame by frame using a webcam or imported pictures. Alex Chan (E ’13) and Tim Martin (E ’13) created a sample video that explains how an acoustic guitar works.
The SAM software was developed about 7 years ago when director of the CEEO Chris Roger’s eldest son asked if he could do a movie instead of a paper book report. Roger’s developed a prototype in LabView, and after careful user testing and refinements, the product is now available online. It has been presented throughout the world, and a gallery of student submitted animations is available to view.