Thursday, June 16, 2011

Engineering Technology faculty mark accomplishments

Two Engineering Technology faculty recently marked accomplishments in entrepreneurship and scholarly works.

Dr. Ronald Eaglin

Pyramath, the brainchild of Ronald Eaglin, associate vice president of Daytona State’s College of Technology, recently was named among 2011’s best educational products for mathematics by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Homeschool Crew, a magazine and blog dedicated to home school education. Pyramath was among 80 vendor products reviewed by the Homeschool Crew and rated tops among 11 vendors nominated in the Best Math Product category.
“Children have fun when they play Pyramath, and when kids have fun, it has a great influence on the learning process,” Eaglin said. “The game offers a comprehensive arithmetic lesson that gives children unlimited practice at their individual level. “
The one- or two-player card game - which sells for $6.95 and also features an online version - is designed to help children learn math basics along with language skills as they work to complete a pyramid with their cards by solving simple equations. Each of the game’s 56 cards displays four basic mathematical symbols on the back, and the number along with English, Spanish, Chinese, Roman, French and Arabic translations and symbols on the front. Players identify the numbers on their cards and add, subtract, multiply and divide to finish their pyramid.
Eaglin invented the game several years ago and started I See Cards, Inc. to sell and market the product. Since then, more than 10,000 units have been sold.
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Dr. Eduardo Divo

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair Eduardo Divo co-organized and co-chaired three international conferences recently hosted at the University of Central Florida. These were the 7th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering held May 4-6; the 6th International Conference on Fluid Structure Interaction held May 9-11; and the 2nd International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk held May 11-13. He also co-edited the three corresponding books of proceedings of these conferences and published them under the name of Daytona State College.