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ERIN E. CEJKA

email: erin.cejka@tufts.edu ~ website: www.tufts.edu/~ecejka01

 

Goals                                                                                                                         

  • To improve math, science, technology, and engineering education in K-12 schools through work with students, parents, and teachers at all levels
  • To pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education to further study professional development for K- 12 teachers in engineering education and its links to successful implementation of new activities in the classroom

 

Education                                                                                                                               

2003-2005 (expected)                Tufts University                                                Medford, MA

Masters of Science Candidate in Math, Science, Technology and Engineering Education

  • Concentration in Engineering Education
  • Thesis Title: Inservice Teachers’ Approaches to Open-Ended Engineering Design Problems and the Engineering Design Process

 

1999-2003                                 Tufts University                                                Medford, MA

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.61

 

Employment                                                                                                                          

June 2003-current          Center for Engineering Educational Outreach[1]                Tufts University

Graduate Research Assistant

  • Conducting research regarding professional development in engineering education, specifically practicing teachers’ approaches to open-ended design problems
  • Assisting with professional development programs for educators focused on K-12 engineering featuring ROBOLAB and LEGO technology
  • Developing and maintaining a research database focused on engineering education theory and practice
  • Evaluating student outreach programs and ROBOLAB software

 

Fall 2002                       Department of Mechanical Engineering                         Tufts University

Fluid Mechanics Grader

  • Provided student assistance and tutoring
  • Graded tests, lab reports, and homework assignments

 

Summer 2001, 2002       Center for Engineering Educational Outreach                Tufts University

Education and Technology Assistant

  • Assisted with professional development workshops for educators featuring ROBOLAB and LEGO technology
  • Assisted with the production of curricular materials for World Wide Web publication: http://www.ceeo.tufts.edu/robolabatceeo/k12/collections.asp
  • Developed content for help sections of ROBOLAB software

 

 

Computer Skills                                                                                                                    

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ROBOLAB, EndNote, AutoCAD, MathCAD
  • Familiarity with Dreamweaver, LabVIEW, C++, DataDesk, Matlab, Visual BASIC, iMovie, Final Cut

 

Organizations and Activities                                                                                    

  • S.T.O.M.P. – Outreach program placing engineering students in K-12 classrooms

o        Executive Board, 2003 - present

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tufts University Student Chapter

o        Publicity Director, 2002-2003

  • Society of Women Engineers, Tufts University Student Chapter

o        Girl Scout Outreach Volunteer- Mentor for FIRST LEGO League team, Fall 2001

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, member 2000 – present
  • Golden Key Honor Society, member 2002 – present
  • Travel in US, UK, France, Caribbean, and New Zealand
  • Hiking, with a personal goal to reach each of the 4,000-ft mountains in New Hampshire

 

 

 

 



[1] For more information on the Center for Engineering Educational Outreach or ROBOLAB, please visit http://www.ceeo.tufts.edu