See below for various Press/Media Coverage as well as Research Projects and Papers/Publications related to the Tufts First-Year Engineering Experience.
Press articles or media coverage that are about or mention the Tufts School of Engineering First-Year Experience and instructors
When the Syllabus Includes “Jurassic Park” and Genetic Engineering (Tufts Now, August 2023)
Exploring the Science in Sci-Fi Movies (Curiously with Dustin Grinnell Podcast, July 2023)
How a Tufts professor is using ‘Jurassic Park’ to sculpt the next generation of bioengineers (WBUR Radio Boston, May 2023)
A force for good in engineering: Tufts’ Justice-based Engineering and Data Science Initiative focuses on making meaningful changes to the engineering curriculum that better reflect real-world conditions. (Tufts Engineering, May 2023)
Boston bridge designer inspires next-gen engineers (American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2023)
Alum recognized in civil engineering: Betsy Kirtland (E16, EG17) was named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering Professionals by the American Society of Civil Engineers (Tufts Engineering, February 2023)
Engineering professors present research on new sociotechnical component of intro course (Tufts Daily, December 2022)
Applying a sociotechnical lens to first year engineering (ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, September 2022)
Innovation Showcase: Collaboration between Tufts and the Horace Mann School (Innovation Showcase on NewTV, April 2022)
Robotics for the Whole Human: In collaboration with deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers, aspiring engineers design for both accessibility and fun (Tufts Now, January 2022)
Fighting the social-technical divide in undergraduate engineering (Tufts Daily, March 2021)
Hitting the Reset Button on Intro to Engineering: Faculty adopt new strategies to explore the design process through student-focused, hands-on projects—despite restraints imposed by COVID-19 (Tufts Now, October 2020)
Engineering a future: First-year students discover engineering basics through fun, hands-on projects in Introduction to Engineering courses. (Tufts Engineering, January 2020)
Students vs. Robots: Making music and toys with smart engineering (Tufts Now, April 2013)
Massive Open Online Courses pioneer in education technology (Tufts Daily, February 2013)
School of Engineering debuts revamped first-year curriculum (Tufts Daily, September 2012)
Research Projects and Papers/Publications
Desen Özkan and Chelsea Andrews (2022), “Perspectives of Seven Minoritized Students in a First-Year Course Redesign toward Sociotechnical Engineering Education,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition.
Tyrine Jamella Pangan and Chelsea Andrews (2022), “Work in Progress: Examining how students critically evaluate racial bias in a medical device in a first-year computing course,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition.
Investigating the Impact of a Sociotechnical Approach to Engineering on Female Students (Katie Castor with Chelsea Andrews & Desen Özkan, IRLI Summer Scholars 2021)
Improving Students’ Sociotechnical Literacy in Engineering (NSF-Sponsored Research, June 2021 through May 2024)
Briana Bouchard, Kristen Wendell, and Ethan Danahy (2020), “Work in Progress: Using engineering discourse instruction to promote equitable and inclusive group work,” First-Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference.
Sara Willner-Giwerc, Kristen Wendell, Ethan Danahy, Chris Rogers, and Isabella Stuopis (2020), “Solution Diversity in Engineering Computing Final Projects,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition.
Sara Willner-Giwerc and Kristen Wendell (2019), “Work in Progress: Analyzing a Distributed Expertise Model in an Undergraduate Engineering Course,” First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference.
Sherri Sklarwitz, Ethan Danahy, Peter de Guzman, Fredrik Lyford, Mindy Nierenberg, Nancy Thomas, and Marian Woznica (2019), “Preparing Engineering Faculty for Inclusion of Civic Engagement in Curriculum,” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition.
Susan Bitetti and Ethan Danahy (2018), “The Impacts of a Human-Centered Design Project on First Year Engineering Student Perceptions of Success,” First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference.
Jessica Swenson and Ethan Danahy (2014), “Analysis of Feature Development during Iterative Design in First Year Engineering Course,” First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference.
Jessica Swenson and Ethan Danahy (2014), “Examining Influences on the Evolution of Design Ideas in a First-Year Robotics Project,” Conference on Robotics in Education (RIE) and Teaching Robotics and Teaching with Robotics (TRTWR).
Jessica Swenson, Merredith Portsmore, and Ethan Danahy (2014), “Examining the Engineering Design Process of First-Year Engineering Students During a Hands-on, In-class Design Challenge,” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition.