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DR. ETHAN DANAHY

DIR. OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH, CEEO

Short Bio

Dr. Ethan E. Danahy received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science in 2000 and 2002 respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2007, all at Tufts University, Medford, MA. He currently holds the position of Engineering Research Program Director at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, where he manages tool development projects while researching innovative and interactive techniques for assisting teachers with performing engineering education and communicating robotics concepts to students spanning the K-12 through university age range.

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

Research Interests and CEEO Responsibilities

An engineer and computer scientist at heart, Ethan focuses on technology solutions assisting engineering education. As manager of several of the Center’s projects, he oversees the design, implementation, and deployment of these products, while simultaneously serving as one of the main developers in the group. His current projects include:

  • RoboBooks
  • Creative IT
  • SAM Animation
  • LabVIEW Education Edition
  • Design Compass
  • Relevant Publications

Publication History

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]