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1 A glance at interesting projects Morgan Hynes, Ph.D. Tufts CEEO June 2, 2009

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3 Context

4 Dianas nail polish device This related directly to her experience in the world Addressed a problem she was having Worked after school with her teacher one-on- one Participated in a city-wide competition

5 Women in Engineering and Computer Science

6 Lilypad Arduino Programmable textiles

7 Service learning Teaching and learning that combines academics with meaningful service Tufts 30% undergrads female/60% STOMP participants female Purdue 11% undergrads female/20% EPICS participants female UMass-Lowell 12.5% female/38% Service learning Peru program female

8 Support

9 Links science-institute- program?phpMyAdmin=502a7ff0cdb9aa5a30eced9a86a science-institute- program?phpMyAdmin=502a7ff0cdb9aa5a30eced9a86a

10 Research

11 What works? Open-ended, contextual discussions (Stadler, Duit, & Benkes, 2000) Helping people, animals, society, environment, etc (Haussler & Hoffman, 2002; Mann, 1994; Stadler et al., 2000) Higher percentage of women in life sciences, biomedical and environmental and other engineering/science related to the human body, environment, and society (NSF, 2008) ?

12 Why it works? Learning in context? Relational learning ? Relevant learning? Engaging?

13 CEEO Research References/statements about the client – Women 17 per design session – Men 8 per design session References/statements about limitations of prototype design materials – Men 15 per design session – Women 3 per session

14 Research in your classroom


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