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TEAK: Contributors

More than 50 people, most of them undergraduate students, have contributed to the development and dissemination of TEAK materials. Students from several of RIT's colleges have worked as TEAK instructors, developed kits and lesson plans, and created web content; faculty and staff from the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and The Wallace center have also contributed to The TEAK Project.

TEAK Instructors

These students worked as instructors, teaching TEAK content to pre-college students in area classrooms, during after-school activities, or as part of summer camps. Student participation ranged from one-time lessons to summer camp instructors who involved TEAK lessons in their camp agendas to full time employment with The TEAK Project. Some of these students also worked on kit development, and they are recognized separately below.

  • Konrad Ahlin, Mechanical Engineering
  • Tess Ambrose, Mechanical Engineering
  • Rachel Arquette, Electrical Engineering
  • Tyler Borden, Mechanical Engineering
  • Christopher Crowley, Mechanical Engineering
  • Sarah Duman, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Bridget Eggers, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Felix Feliz, Mechanical Engineering
  • Sheryl Gillow, Mechanical Engineering
  • Heather Godlewski, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jen Green, Mechanical Engineering
  • Catina Jelfo, Mechanical Engineering
  • Betsy Khol, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Anna Murray, Mechanical Engineering
  • Shauna O'Hurley, Computer Engineering Technology
  • Mallika Ramaswamy, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Olivia Robertson, Electrical Engineering
  • Shellae Sampson, Applied Science and Technology

Kit Hardware and Lesson Plan Development

These students developed, maintained, and revised TEAK hardware and lesson plans. As part of their kit development, many of these students also tested their final products as instructors in classrooms with pre-college students.

  • Konrad Ahlin, Mechanical Engineering
  • Geoffrey Bastian, Mechanical Engineering
  • Lisa Bonano, Electrical Engineering
  • Ryan Carr, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Nicholas Dalton, Mechanical Engineering
  • Whitney Domigan, Mechanical Engineering
  • David Gao, Electrical Engineering
  • Sheryl Gillow, Mechanical Engineering
  • Heather Godlewski, Mechanical Engineering
  • Todd Jackson, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dillon Jourde, Mechanical Engineering
  • Patrick Kelley, Computer Engineering
  • L. Jeffrey Kelley, Mechanical Engineering
  • Eugene Koon, Electrical Engineering
  • Richard Liccion, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Joel Lomnick, Electrical Engineering
  • Bryan Lozano, Electrical Engineering
  • Shannon Perkins, Industrial Design
  • Mallika Ramaswamy, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Nicholas Ryczko, Mechanical Engineering
  • Timothy Schreifer, Mechanical Engineering
  • William Scorse, Mechanical Engineering
  • Michael Sterling, Electrical Engineering
  • John Wocial, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Melissa Zaczek, Mechanical Engineering
  • Alecia Battaglia, SUNY-Geneseo (Education)

Website and Graphics Development

These students developed software, web content, and graphics for The TEAK Project.

  • James Byers, Mechanical Engineering
  • Geoffrey Brown, Software Engineering
  • Kristen Curtze, New Media Interactive Development
  • Joe Dube, Illustration
  • Brendan Kapsimalis, Software Engineering
  • Patrick Kelley, Computer Engineering
  • William Minsinger, Software Engineering
  • Aaron Pfeifer, Software Engineering
  • Kevin Visalli, Software Engineering

Faculty and Staff Support

Many RIT faculty and staff members have worked to support The TEAK Project since its inception.

  • Elizabeth DeBartolo, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering: Co-founder, advising design teams, developing teaching workshop modules
  • Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering: Co-founder, advising design teams, developing teaching workshop modules
  • Jodi Carville, WE@RIT: Supervising student workers, incorporating TEAK into summer camps
  • Sarah Cass, The Wallace Center: Development of teaching workshop modules
  • Jacqueline Mozrall, Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering: Advising design teams
  • Julie Olney, WE@RIT: Supervising student workers, scheduling classroom visits

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