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Current Publications

Below please find a list of some recent CEEO publications and presentations.

Journal Articles:

Bethke, Wendell, K. and Rogers, C. (2014). Engineering Design-Based Science, Science Content Performance and Science Attitudes in Elementary School, Prism. January 2014.

Danahy, E., Wang, E., Brockman, J., Carberry, A., Shapiro, B., & Rogers, C.B. (2014). LEGO-Based Robotics in Higher Education: 15 Years of Student Creativity. International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems, ISSN: 1729-8806.

Hammer, D. & Berland, L. K. (2014) Confusing Claims for Data: A Critique of Common Practices for Presenting Qualitative Resarch on Learning. Journal of the Learning Sciences 23(1), 37-46.

Hynes, M. & Swenson, J. (2013). The Humanistic Side of Engineering: Considering Social Science and Humanities Dimensions of Engineering in Education and Research. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research 3(2), 31-42. [PDF]

McCormick, M., Bielefedlt, A., Paterson, K., & Swan, C. (in review). Assessing Students' Motivation to Engage in Sustainable Engineering. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

McCormick, M., Lawyer, K., Wiggins, J., Swan, C., Paterson, K., & Bielefeldt, A. (2014). Sustainable Engineering Assessment Using Rubric-Based Analysis of Challenge Question Responses. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. Accepted April 5, 2014. In press for special issue on sustainability.

Rogers, C. B. (2012). Engineering in Kindergarten: How Schools are Changing. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 13(4), 4-9. [PDF]

Watkins, J., Spencer, K., & Hammer, D. (2014). Examining Young Students' Problem in Scoping in Engineering Design. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), 4(1), 43-53.

Wendell, K., Kendall, A., Portsmore, M., Wright, C., Jarvin, L., & Rogers, C. (in press). Embedding ELementary School Science Instruction in Engineering Design Problem Solving. In S. Purzer, J. Strobel, & M. Cardella (eds.), Engineering in pre college settings: Synthesizing research, policy, and practices. Purdue University Press.

Wendell, K.B., & Rogers, C.B. (2013). Engineering Design-Based Science, Science Content Performance, and Science Attitudes in Elementary School. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(4), 513-540.

Wendell, K.B. & Rogers, C.B. (2013). Engineering Design-Based Science, Science Content Performance, and Science Attitudes in Elementary School, Journal of Engineering Education, 102(4), 513-540. [PDF]

Book Chapters:

Milto, E., Wendell, K.B., Watkins, J., Hammer, D., Spencer, K., Portsmore, M., & Rogers, C. (in press). Using Literature to Catalyze Authentic Engineering Design in the Elementary Classroom. In J. Minogue (Ed.), Achieving Science & Technology Literacry Through Engineering Design Practices.

Watkins, J., Coffey, J.E., Maskiewicz, A.C., & Hammer D. (in press). An Account of Teachers' Epistemological Progress in Science. In G. Schraw, J. Brownlee, L. Olafson & M. VanderVeldt (eds.), Teachers' Personal Epistemologies: Evolving Models for Transforming Practice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

Conferences:

Albo-Canals, J., Heerink, M., Díaz-Boladeras, M., Padillo, V., Maristany, M., Barco, A., Angulo, C., Riccio, A., Brodsky, L., Dufresne, S., Heilbron, S., Milto, E., Choueiri, R., Hannon, D., Rogers, C. (2013). Comparing Two Studies with LEGO Robotics-Based Activities in a Social Skills Training Program for Children with ASD. Paper presented at IEEE RO-MAN: The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Gyeongju, Korea.

Andrews, C. J. (2014). Physical Testing in an Elementary Engineering Camp. Proceedings of 121st Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Andrews, C. J. (2014). Importance of Failure in Children’s Engineering Design Tasks. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.

Assaf, D. (2013). Programming Popular Educational Robotic Platforms with Jumbo – a Visual Programming App for Android. Paper presented at IDC 2014: Interaction Design and Children Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

Assaf, D., Ithier, D., Tashjian, B., Stern, E., Taylor, D., Yagudin, R., & Rogers, C. (2013). BotSpeak: A Universal Robotics Programming Language for Rapid Prototyping. Paper presented at Fablearn 2013: 3rd Digital Fabrication in Education Conference, Stanford, CA.

Assaf, D., & Williams, D. (2013). Educational Robotics Research: A Review on the Learning Outcome. Paper presented at the 4th Israeli Conference on Robotics 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Carberry, A., Hynes, M., & Danahy, E. (2013). Using Digital Workbooks to Collect Design Process Data. Paper presented at ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Coopey, E, Shapiro, R.B., & Danahy, E. (2014). Collaborative Spatial Classification. ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Deitrick, E., O’Connell, B., & Shapiro, R. B (2014). The Discourse of Creative Problem Solving in Childhood Engineering Education. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Boulder, CO.

Deitrick, E., Sanford, J., & Shapiro, R. B. (2014). BlockyTalky: A Low-Cost, Extensible, Open Source, Programmable, Networked Toolkit for Tangible Creation. Demonstration at the 13th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - IDC ’14 .

McCormick, M. (2014). Engineering for Colonial Times. Proceedings from Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference and Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN.

McCormick, M., & Hammer, D. (2014). The Beginnings of Engineering Design in an Integrated Engineering and Literacy Task. In J. L. Polman, Kyza, E. A., O'Neill, D. K., Tabak, I., Penuel, W. R., Jurow, A. S., & K. O'Connor, Lee, T., and D'Amico, L. (Eds.), Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014 (pp. 633-640). Boulder, CO: ISLS.

McCormick, M., Hammer, D., & Brizuela, B. (2014). Engineering Design as imagining "what could be." Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.

McCormick, M., Wendell, K., O'Connell, B. (2014). Student Videos as a Tool for Elementary Teacher Development in Teaching Engineering: What Do Teachers Notice? Proceedings from Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference and Exhibition. Indianapolis, IN.

Sanford, J. P., Tietz, A., Farooq, S., Guyer, S., Shapiro, R. B. (2014) Metaphors we teach by. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCSE Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Scolnic, J., Spencer, K., & Portsmore, M. (2014). Viewing Student Engineering Through the Lens of Engineering Moments: An Interpretive Case Study of Seventh Grade Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities. Proceedings of the 2014 National American Society for Engineering Education Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Swenson, J., Portsmore, M. D., & Danahy, E. (2014). Examining the Engineering Design Process of First-Year Engineering Students During a Hands-on, In-class Design Challenge. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Teplovs, C. & Schneider, L. (2014). Tools for Sustained Student Engagement in InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment). International Conference on the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, CO.

Williams, D., & Assaf, D. (2013). Educational robotics as a global effort. Paper presented at the 4th Israeli Conference on Robotics 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Yagudin, R., Rogers, C., Danahy, E., & Shapiro, B. (2013). BotSpeak: A Universal Programming Language for Robotics Education. Paper presented at the 4th Israeli Conference on Robotics 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Qualifying Papers, Theses, & Dissertations:

Boardman, S. (2013). The Use of a Large Multi-Touch Surface for Classroom Education. (Unpublished master's thesis). Tufts University, Medford.

Church, B. (2014). An Interactive Digital Workbook Design to Scaffold Engineering Design Projects. (Unpublished masters's thesis). Tufts University, Medford.

Crooks, Whitney. (2014). Using Social Networking to Crowdsource Control Strategies for Soft Robots. (Unpublished masters's thesis). Tufts University, Medford.

Hellickson, T. (2014). Analytical Heat Transfer of a Porous Media: An Analysis of the Thermal Characteristics of Synthetic Lightweight Aggregate. (Unpublished masters's thesis). Tufts University, Medford.

Smith, C. (2014). Automated Sorting with the Baxter Research Robot. (Unpublished masters's thesis). Tufts University, Medford.

Swenson, J. (2014). Examining Students' Activation of Productive Resources for Engineering Evaluation. (Unpublished masters's thesis). Tufts University, Medford.