Department Highlights

Faculty Highlights

Marina Umaschi Bers and her DevTech research group received the 2019 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award, which, recognizes successful partnerships and projects that ultimately benefit military-connected children, for their exemplary community partnership with the Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) in the "Breaking the Code" project to bring computer science to elementary schools with high presence of military families.

Julie Dobrow's book After Emily was named a "must read" non-fiction book published in 2018 by the Massachusetts Book Association.
An interview with Julie Dobrow was featured on FableVision Studios, a children's media company.

Ann Easterbrooks recently published several articles on the effects of home visiting programs on mothers. Some select titles are "Effects of a home visiting program on parenting: Mediating effects of intimate partner violence" and "Patterns of goal attainment among young mothers in a home visiting program."

The Eliot-Pearson Children's School has received a very generous donation to its scholarship fund, made by one of our families, Mr. Robert Frankenheim and his mother Ms. Nina Frankenheim. The donation at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School will help maintain diversity and support families who may not be able to attend EPCS without the support of our scholarship fund, increase socio-economic diversity, family make-up, ethnic, racial, and language diversity and services to families of children with special rights.

Student Highlights

Anthony DeBenedetto won a Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Research Award for his thesis work on the coming out process of college age men. He will present his work at Student Presentation Day.

Amanda Sullivan published an article on women and girls in the STEM field in Education Week called "Breaking Gender Stereotypes Through Early Exposure to Robotics."

Ari Orenstein was awarded the Wertlieb Fellowship and spent her summer working with children in India.

Shaobing Su was awarded the Student Research Competition Award from Tufts University. Additionally, Shaobing Su was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad from the China Scholarship Council.

Amanda Strawhacker was awarded second place in the GSAS Tufts Ignite Research Competition. The title of her talk was "Bioengineering in Kindergarten: Developing a tangible tool and curriculum for young children to explore foundational synthetic biology."

Claudia Mihm traveled to Hong Kong to present two papers at the first International Conference on Computational Thinking Education and taught local students how to use KIBO.