McTigue Awarded Tees Grant for Sketch Recognition Software


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: June 30, 2010

Erin McTigue, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development, is part of an interdisciplinary group awarded funding from the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). A co-principal investigator on the project, McTigue will work with Dwight Look College of Engineering faculty Julie Linsey and Tracy Hammond on the two-year $199,769 project to develop a sketch recognition software that enhances engineering learning by providing intelligent and immediate feedback. 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.