Center for Engineering Educational Outreach

Posted on December 4, 2005  Comments (3)

Center for Engineering Educational Outreach at Tufts University.

The core purpose of the CEEO is to Improve Engineering Education for all Ages from the K – 12 student, to her parents, to the university engineering and liberal arts student. Four “towers of work” make up the Center: (1) engineering education research, (2) educational tool development, (3) teacher/volunteer support, and (4) a “bakesale” tower that funds a lot of these efforts.

The center provides a number of excellent resources including:

  • Robotics: Fundamentals of IT and Engineering – “to design a curriculum for an after school program that will integrate robotics into science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses in the Boston Public Schools.”
  • Student Teacher Outreach Mentor Program (STOMP) – “places engineering students into classrooms and after school programs to support engineering education. The students aid educators in designing and implementing hands-on activities that teach engineering concepts ranging from the design process to gear ratios to digital logic.”
  • Pre-College Engineering for Teachers (PCET) – “professional development program for K-12 teachers sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Teacher participation starts during a ten day summer workshop, and continues during the school year. The workshop introduces teachers to different strategies for incorporating engineering design into their classrooms, and each participating teacher is required to include a unit about engineering design in their classroom during the following school year.”
  • Robotics Academy

A great resouce.

3 Responses to “Center for Engineering Educational Outreach”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Innovative Technology and Engineering Education
    March 12th, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    To me these materials should be available for download online without a fee and targeted for teachers and students. That is a feasible goal and a method that most completely meets the mission…

  2. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Improving Elementary Science Education
    November 28th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    “We want to address ways to make science education more interesting for the students, and incorporating engineering and technology into elementary science programs often motivates the students to learn the science,”…

  3. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Alumni Return to Redesign High School Engineering Classes
    August 28th, 2008 @ 8:10 am

    “Cressman joined nine fellow graduates of the elite science and technology magnet program every day for six weeks to create top-flight engineering courses for high school students…”

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