At The Weber School, the spirit of peer-to-peer learning and leadership is celebrated through our established Teaching Fellowships. This year, The Daniel Zalik Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Design (DZA) is proud to feature a unique teaching fellowship led by senior Ethan Goodhart that exemplifies the #OnlyAtWeber collaborative educational opportunities available in the DZA.
Ethan, who has extensive experience in computer science from courses at Georgia Tech and a background in tech startups, is guiding his peers in Engineering and Design Studio (E&D Studio) iOS app development using XCode 15. E&D Studio, led by DZA Director of Technology & Design Chris Chapman, is a year-long, intermediate studio course that deepens students' skills in product design, carpentry, digital fabrication, and more, all under the umbrella of human-centered design. Currently, E&D Studio students are creating Smart Home Products, and with Ethan’s tutelage—bolstered by a curriculum he developed with guidance from DZA Director of Educational Operations Madi Anderson—they are learning to create mobile applications that will interact with their home products. Ethan’s curriculum includes all learning collateral, such as instructional slides and project stages, ensuring students stay on track to create functioning apps.
Reflecting on this enriching experience, Ethan shares, “Teaching app development has been an incredible journey. It’s fulfilling to see students grasp this skill and explore the endless possibilities in app creation. The joy of watching an app you built operate on your own device is indescribable.” The culmination of the E&D Studio students’ hard work and innovation will be showcased during this spring’s Karlin Science, Technology, and Design Expo, highlighting the exceptional leadership and creativity fostered at The Daniel Zalik Academy.
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