Here is information on the different instructors and sections of ES2 for Spring 2022.


Dr. Ethan Danahy (Section 01)

Prof. Ethan Danahy

Department: Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)
Contact Email: ethan.danahy@tufts.edu
Bio: Dr. Ethan Danahy is a Research Associate Professor at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) with secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering. Having received his graduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, he continues research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of different educational technologies. Ranging from software and hardware to interfaces and environments, Prof. Danahy explores how these tools can improve interactive educational pedagogies through supports aimed at learners in K-12 through university classrooms. With particular attention to engaging students in the STEAM content areas, he focuses his investigations on enhancing creativity and innovation, supporting better documentation, and encouraging collaborative learning.

ES2 Section 01 will be taught using the Python programming language for Spring 2022.


Dr. Jennifer Cross (Section 02)

Dr. Jennifer Cross

Department: Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
Contact Email: Jennifer.Cross@tufts.edu
Bio: Dr. Jennifer Cross is a Research Assistant Professor at the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) where her primary research interests include human-robot interaction with a focus on the educational applications of robotics and supporting diversity in engineering education. She completed her PhD in Robotics within the Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment Lab at Carnegie Mellon University where she helped to develop the Arts & Bots Program, a creativity-oriented, middle school robotics program using the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.

ES2 Section 02 will be taught using the Python programming language for Spring 2022.


Dr. Brian Timko (Section 03)

Dr. Brian Timko

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Contact Email: brian.timko@tufts.edu
Bio: Brian Timko graduated from Lehigh University with B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry where he studied semiconductor nanowires and how they could be stably interfaced with living cells and tissue. He completed postdoctoral studies at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital. During that time, Timko studied nanocomposite materials for cardiac tissue engineering and remotely-triggered drug delivery, and subsequently, he was an instructor in anaesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Brian Timko’s research interests lie at the intersection of materials science, chemistry, and biology, with a major focus on nanotechnology and nanoscale interfaces between solid-state and biological systems to achieve advances in three interrelated areas: nanoelectronics for biosensing, nanocomposites for tissue engineering, and externally-triggered drug delivery systems.

ES2 Section 03 will be taught using the Matlab programming language for Spring 2022.


Dr. Steven Bell (Section 04)

Dr. Steven Bell

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Email: steven.bell@tufts.edu
Bio: Steven Bell is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer engineering, where he teaches topics from C programming to digital design to cameras and imaging systems. His Ph.D. work at Stanford focused on tools for rapid creation of high-performance hardware/software systems for imaging applications. He is also interested in the transfer of engineering education research into the classroom at all levels.

ES2 Section 04 will be taught using the Python programming language for Spring 2022.


Dr. Trevion Henderson (Section 05)

Dr. Trevion Henderson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Contact Email: trevion.henderson@tufts.edu
Bio: Trevion Henderson is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, having earned his PhD at the University of Michigan. He received his MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs and his BS in Computer Science and Engineering, both from The Ohio State University. Henderson holds secondary appointments in the STEM Education program in the Department of Education and in the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI). His research examines how students’ in- and out-of-classroom experiences affect their learning experiences, persistence, and long-term goals in engineering. Focusing on the culture of engineering disciplines, he studies how the beliefs, values, and practices embedded in engineering education shape students’ learning experiences in the discipline.

ES2 Section 05 will be taught using the Python programming language for Spring 2022.


For any questions, please contact the Coordinator of First-Year Engineering Courses at Tufts: Ethan Danahy