Posts Tagged technology

Why We Need An Easi-Scan Song

A group of Tufts University veterinary students entered the BCF Technology University Contest to win an Easi-Scan ultrasound system. To enter the contest, the students had to send in a group photo, article and video of why they deserve the system for their program. This group of Tufts students from the Student Livestock Organization  were chosen to be one of the final eight schools in the competition.

The Student Livestock Organization is a group dedicated to helping students gain experience working with various types of livestock. Among other activities, this past year they sponsored a poultry-handling lab on campus, a full day of hoof trimming at a local sheep farm, and an AI certification lab. They also organize several practical labs each year and monthly rounds with their ambulatory vets.

Watch their video below and vote for Tufts here.

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Crisis Mapper – Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier, a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School, recently starred in a video inspired by the work of the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF).

SBTF group includes 1000+ digital humanitarians in more than 80 countries around the world. They are responsible for some of the important live crisis mapping operations that support humanitarian and human rights organizations. Crisis mapping involves monitoring use of information communications in conflict and disaster areas in order to improve response.  SBTF is committed to rapid learning and innovation as well as creative uses of technology due to their dedicated volunteers, Mapsters.

Check out this short video about Meier and SBTF that first aired on National Geographic Television Channel.

For more information visit Meier’s blog here.

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TuftsLife, New and Improved

The TuftsLife Team recently released a statement on their blog excitingly announcing the secret makeover and the upcoming release of an all-new TuftsLife site.

The new site will be equipped with responsive design, a technology that automatically fits the size of the site to the size of whatever screen it’s being viewed on, allowing readers to enjoy TuftsLife on their laptops, phones, and tablets. The site will also include a new apps section to highlight Tufts apps like JoeyTracker and BookSwap as well as a more organized structure for viewers to “get the stuff you want at a glance and be able to dig deeper for more useful stuff.”

If you’re interested in being involved in the exciting re-launching of the beloved Tufts site, contact and check out the TuftsLife blog.


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For the Techies

If you’re into technology and Tufts, then you’re in luck. Tufts Technology just joined Twitter and Facebook and is filling the Internet with information on IT classes, helpful tips, fun apps, and more.

Their Facebook Page will light up your newsfeed with all things tech and Tufts while their Twitter handle will bring you interesting tech information from experts from sources like Wired, Mashable, and Lifehacker. Be sure to give them a follow and a like!

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Alum Creates New Words With Friends

It’s been about two weeks since Loren Brichter, E06, launched his first-ever mobile game, Letterpress, and it has already reached the ranks of #14 most popular app and #1 most popular Word Game in App Store charts. Before launching Letterpress, Brichter created the Twitter iPhone app we know and love today before it was officially Twitter’s.

His new game revolves around taking turns with a friend spelling words on a 5×5 grid of letters. Each time you use a letter, you claim its tile, but if your friend uses the letter in his or her word, he or she can steal the tile back. The game has been called “the next Words with Friends” and was recently featured in the New York Times’s Business of Technology, BITS, blog.  The game has been so well-received it has inspired a new form of poetry and off-line game for those addicted but without power during Hurricane Sandy.

Brichter has also found a way to give back to his loyal customers: he is donating all sales of his Letterpress t-shirt to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. To follow his work, check out his website.


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Teaching with Technology

Using technology in the classroom can be a great way for professors’ to keep students interested and engaged. Tufts’ Teaching with Technology Awards calls for students to nominate an instructor who they feel is “effectively using technology to support teaching and learning.” After nominations are submitted, judges determine the winners.

This video highlights the unique ways this year’s winners are using technology to teach every day here on campus:


The Teaching with Technology Award 2012 winners are:

  • Lee Minardi, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Barbara Parmenter, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Misha Eliasziw, Biostatistics, Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
  • David Hammer, Education, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Kris Manjapra, History, School of Arts and Sciences


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Dethorning STEM

Max Goldstein, E14, writes a blog called “Dethroning STEM,” which he calls “a reminder that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics won’t prick your finger.” In a recent post, he explored the use of technology in education:

I am little concerned with handing over our youth’s education to a machine. Isn’t the transfer of knowledge from generation to generation one of the core ideas that make us human?

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Panetta Honored as a Woman of Vision

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:

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Hacking Away

The local tech industry blog BostInnovation recently interviewed Mike Champion (A’01), vice president of engineering at the Cambridge-based startup oneforty, which helps people get the most out of Twitter.

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Rethinking the Humanities

Classics Professor Gregory Crane, editor-in-chief of the Perseus Project, recently blogged for the The Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities on “Rethinking the Humanities and Advancing Civilization in a Violent World.”

We are poised to create a new humanities education that integrates the most advanced analytical methods with our most ancient goals and that produces a generation better able to think about where they have come from and where they are going. And we have now the tools to expand our collaborations across languages and cultures, to develop intellectual and personal relationships with our colleagues from whom we had been cut off.

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