A Little About Me

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computing Innovation at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

I direct the EASE Lab, which investigates Extending Access to STEM Empowerment. Projects explore the ways in which spaces, computational tools, and activities can enable young people to re-engineer the world around them and transform how they think and learn.

I hold an appointment as a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab, where I received my Ph.D. from the Lifelong Kindergarten Research Group.

I serve as the Learning Lead at Modkit, a startup I co-founded with Ed Baafi and Collin Reisdorf.

Some of What I Work On

More information about my projects can be found at The EASE Lab page or my CV.

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I work on projects that produce technical platforms and social programs. The items listed are ones where I am a creator, core-collaborator, or advisor.

Modkit

A web-based visual programming tool for embedded devices/microcontrollers. Learn more.
Modkit Micro online tool

Scratch

A web-based visual programming tool for embedded devices/microcontrollers. Learn more.
Scratch
Scratch Sensor Board (Picoboard).

Publications

See below.

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I publish papers in diverse venues, from those that focus on interaction to those that focus on enabling technologies to those that focus on learning.

Journal Articles

Courses Taught

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Teaching Approach

I currently teach staple courses at Olin College in Computing, Design, and Engineering as well as original classes I develop.

Spring 2013
Principles of Engineering

PoE website

Senior Capstone Program in Engineering - Facebook and Autodesk projects

Olin SCOPE page

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