OEOP instructors tapped to give TEDx talks

MITES instructor Tyler Dewitt and MSBP instructor Andy Andres spoke at TEDx BeaconStreet 2012 in November

MITES instructor Tyler Dewitt and MSBP instructor Andy Andres spoke at TEDx BeaconStreet 2012 in November

TEDx BeaconStreet 2012, an independently organized spinoff of the popular TED Talks series, hosted innovators from across Greater Boston to share ideas around the central theme of “Ideas in Action” in November. Organizers selected two OEOP instructors, Tyler Dewitt and Andy Andres, to speak on November 17 at the Lincoln School in Brookline, MA.

Tyler, a Ph.D. candidate in Microbiology at MIT, spoke about the power of teaching science through appealing narratives. He has served as an instructor in the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program and also teaches through the MIT School of Engineering’s MIT + K12 videos project.

Andy, an instructor for the MIT Science of Baseball Program (MSBP), presented on the connections between baseball, math and science. He also spoke about his work with MSBP in a video produced by the MIT Libraries in 2008.

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