BS in Computer Science, Tufts University, 2000
MS in Computer Science, Tufts University, 2002
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Tufts University, 2007
Dr. Ethan Danahy is a Research Associate Professor at Tufts University's Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science. He holds graduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tufts. Dr. Danahy focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating educational technologies, exploring ways to enhance interactive pedagogies from K-12 to university classrooms. Specializing in STEAM areas, his work emphasizes creativity, innovation, better documentation, and collaborative learning. Alongside his research, Dr. Danahy serves as the Coordinator of First Year Engineering Courses and teaches courses in intro to engineering design and intro to computing. He also leads the Justice-based Engineering and Data Science Initiative (JEDI), integrating sociotechnical considerations and DEIJ principles into engineering education.
He also holds the position of Research Associate Professor within the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University.
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
Selected Publications and Presentations
- 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]