TEES grant aims to develop sketch recognition software

July 2, 2010
| By: Aubrey Bloom

July 2, 2010 - A team of researchers has been awarded a grant to to develop a sketch recognition software that enhances engineering learning by providing intelligent and immediate feedback.

Dwight Look College of Engineering faculty members Julie Linsey and Tracy Hammond will work with Erin McTigue, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture on the two-year $199,769 project.

The Sketched-Truss Recognition Tutoring System is software in which students can draw in a free-hand style mimicking natural drawing. Using the software, students can draw their solutions for truss diagrams and receive immediate feedback and guidance. McTigue’s role will be to translate the software into an educational application and assess the learning through qualitative and quantitative means.

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