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Dr. Ethan Danahy
Research Assistant Professor, CEEO
Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Contact Info:
200 Boston Avenue
Suite G810
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 617.627.5888
Fax: 617.627.4760
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Education:
BS in Computer Science, Tufts University, 2000
MS in Computer Science, Tufts University, 2002
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Tufts University, 2007

Biography:
Dr. Ethan Danahy is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) with secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering at Tufts University, outside of Boston MA. 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 focus on engaging students in the STEAM content areas, he focuses his investigations on enhancing creativity and innovation, supporting better documentation, and encouraging collaborative learning.

He also holds the position of Research Assistant Professor within the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University.

CEEO Responsibilities:
Within the CEEO, Ethan oversees several research and development projects around educational technology and incorporating them into formal and informal educational environments. These include:

  • InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment), developing new digital tools and interfaces for supporting collaborative learning
  • Dr. E's Challenges, a sets of online challenges
  • Touch Tables in Education, exploring the use of large-format multi-touch surfaces for educational applications
  • Makerspaces

Publications:

  • Danahy, E. and Russell, A. (2011) "Increasing STEM Accessibility for Students with Cognitive Disabilities via Interactive Curriculum," ASEE Annual Conference.
  • Crismond, D., Hynes, M., and Danahy, E. (2011) "Integrating NASA Science and Engineering: Using an Innovative Software Curriculum Delivery Tool to Create a NASA-Based Curriculum," ASEE Annual Conference.
  • Cao, C. and Danahy, E. (2011) "Increasing Accessibility to Medical Robotics Education," IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robotic Applications.
  • Crismond, D., Hynes, M., and Danahy, E. (2010) "The Design Compass: A Computer Tool for Scaffolding Students' Metacognition and Discussions about their Engineering Design Process," Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium.
  • Hynes, M., Crismond, D., Danahy, E. (2010) "Using RoboBooks to teach middle school engineering and robotics." Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY.
  • Danahy, E., Goswamy, A., & Rogers, C. (2008). "Future of robotics education: The design and creation of interactive notebooks for teaching robotic concepts." Paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robotic Applications, Woburn, MA.
  • Portsmore, M., Rogers, C., Lau, P., and Danahy, E. (2004). "Remote sensing and tele-robotics for elementary and middle school via the Internet." Computers in Education Journal, XIV(2), 72-75. [PDF
  • Portsmore, M., Rogers, C., Lau, P., and Danahy, E. (2003). Remote sensing and tele-robotics for elementary and middle school via the Internet. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN. [PDF]