Boston EdTech - The Turn of the Decade for Education Technology


Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
1 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Join us at this FREE EdTech event hosted by the Boston EdTech Meetup Group!

This month, the Boston EdTech Foundation is hosting a panel to discuss how education has changed over the past 10 years through technology in education, and what we can expect by 2030. Discussion topics include virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and connected devices using the internet of things.

Rus Gant - Harvard University

Rus Gant is a well-regarded international 3D artist, computer engineer and educator at Harvard University and faculty at Tokyo’s Showa Women’s University. He is the Director of the Visualization Research and Teaching Laboratory at Harvard and the Lead Technical artist for the Giza 3D project at Harvard reconstructing the pyramids, temples and tombs on the Egyptian Giza Plateau in virtual reality. Rus is a past fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Center for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. For more than 40 years he has applied his visualization skills to work in computer science, archaeology and museology for some of the world’s leading museums and universities.

Peter Zink - PTC

Dr. Zink’s background includes the characterization and synthesis of electrochemical materials for sustainable energy storage and conversion, as well as research and development of sensors for use in nuclear waste recycling. For the last eight years, he has taught mechanical engineering courses at Boston University, exploring how to leverage and integrate computer-aided design (CAD), inexpensive internet-of-things (IoT) technologies and augmented reality (AR) for use in engineering education and electro-mechanical product development.

6:00 - Networking with dinner
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:05 - Panel Discussion - The Turn of the Decade in Education
7:30 - Audience Q&A
7:55 - Closing Remarks and Networking
8:50 - AfterParty

Directions and Parking
For FREE parking nearby after 5pm, go to:
MIT E51 Parking Lot
Cambridge, MA 02142
or walk from 0.2 miles from Kendall/MIT Station (Red Line).
Free parking may also be found along Memorial Drive by the river.