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Press & Publications


July 2017:  "Engineering Education Through a New Window"—Through My Window featured on NSF's Center for the Advancement Informal Science Education (CAISE) website

September 2015: Through a New Window: 21st Century Education—Article in ITEEA's Children's Technology and Engineering Magazine

July 2015:  "A Novel Approach to STEM"—Through My Window featured in AfterSchool Today Magazine

April 2015:  Smith College Professor Al Rudnitsky Wins 2015 Smith College Sherrerd Teaching Award

Spring 2015:  Through My Window, Talk to Me Novel Featured in PVSTEMNet Spring 2015 Newsletter

November 2014:  STCC Professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh Named 2014 Massachusetts Professor of the Year by Carnegie Foundation

June 2014:  Campus School Sixth-Graders Test New Engineering Software

December 2012:  Smith College and Springfield Technical Community College Pair Up on Study of How e-books Can Apark Kids’ Interest in Engineering

December 2012:  STCC, Smith College Awarded $3 Million Grant to Get Children Interested in Engineering

November 2012:  Getting Young Students Hooked on Engineering;  $3 million NSF Grant to Assist

October 2010:  Smith College Professor Launches New Curriculum To Get Students Into Engineering Pipeline Early

Research Papers:

Designing a Multimedia Learning Environment that Engages Children Through Narrative  G. Ellis, Rudnitsky, McGinnis-Cavanaugh, Huff, S. Ellis, (Conference Proceedings, American Society of Engineeirng Education 2015)

Engaging the Imagination of Young People to Increase Technical Literacy  Huff, G. Ellis, McAuliffe, S. Ellis, McGinnis-Cavanaugh (Conference Proceedings, American Society of Engineeirng Education 2012)

Mysteries and Heroes: Using Imaginative Education to Engage Middle School Learners in Engineering  McAuliffe, G. Ellis, S. Ellis, Huff, McGinnis-Cavanaugh ​(Conference Proceedings, American Society of Engineeirng Education 2011)

From the Through My Window Video Library

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Meet Catalina, a character from the Talk to Me novel!

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1223868 and 1223460.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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