Joe SteinmeyerLecturer Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Building 38-583
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
StartersI am a lecturer in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
TeachingIn the last few years I've been a:
- Developed on a new course 6.08 with Prof. Joel Voldman
- Helped teach 6.111 with Gim Hom in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017
- Recitation Instructor for 6.UAT 2015 - 2016
- Lecturer for 6.302 (Feedback and Control) 2015 - Current with Prof. Jacob White
- Instructor for 6.01, Fall 2014 - Fall 2015, Fall 2017
- Graduate Instructor for 6.01, Spring 2013 - Spring 2014
- Graduate Instructor for 6.021J/6.521J, Fall 2012
- Teaching Assistant for 6.01, Spring 2012
- Teaching Assistant for 6.021J/6.521J,Fall 2011
- Instructional Assistant for EECS 215 (Introduction to Circuits) at UM 2007-2008
I've also been heavily involved with teaching and course development with the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs here at MIT where I've taught courses and seminars for:
In the summers I also teach calculus at the high school level through the Noonan Scholars Program.
A lot of my past work/research involved the intersection of biology/neuroscience with EECS, with a focus on automation and control. More recently, I've focused more on just the instrumentation side. I also do a lot of teaching at the high school and college level and approach that as a research project as well (since the state of education is far from perfect) so do a lot of development/research into novel ways to improve student learning (particularly in STEM topics) for this age group.
Some of my current projects:
- Low-Cost Automated Micromanpulator: Born out of my interactions with really expensive micromanipulators with often meh control software for neuroscience work in grad school, this is an attempt to make a several-hundred-dollar range (as opposed to several-thousand-dollar range) micromanipulator for applications in the life-sciences and expanding field of rapid-prototyping/3D-printing
- Smart Breadboard: Current UROP project with Tuan Phan to develop inexpensive "smart-breadboard" which can analyze circuits built by students and provide meaningful feedback. Based on ideas by a few people from the past decade, but driven by issues encountered in running remote hardward-based lab coureses like MOSTEC EECS and 6.302.0x and 6.302.1x. Will post details soon....working on paper now (9/05/2017)
- ESP32 Development: I really like this SOC by Espressif. I feel like they found something really special with the ESP8266, and made tons of improvements with this next iteration.
If you're interested in research projects along these lines, get in contact with me. I currently (mid-late-ish 2017) have a few other projects running at various stages that would serve as good UROPs and/or M.Eng Theses
Summer 2017 Course Websites. Course sites here are meant for reference.
Archived 6.302.1x (from summer 2016) Notes: here
Publications and Papers:
- J.D. Steinmeyer "Designing and Deploying EECS Hardware Grading in Online Automated Teaching Platforms", Integrated Stem Education Conference (ISEC), 2017
- J.D. Steinmeyer "Project-Based Learning with Single-Board Computers", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Seattle 2015.
- J.D.Steinmeyer "Online EECS Curriculum for EECS Students", Integrated Stem Education Conference (ISEC), 2015.
- T.Y Chang, P. Shi, J.D. Steinmeyer, I. Chatnuntawech, P. Tillberg, K. Love, P. Eimon, D.G. Anderson, M.F. Yanik, "Organ-targeted high-throughput in vivo biologics screen identifies materials for RNA delivery", Integrative Biology, 6 (10), 926-934, 2014.
- Z.D. Wissner-Gross, M.A. Scott, J.D. Steinmeyer, and M.F. Yanik, "Synchronous Symmetry Breaking in Neurons with Different Neurite Counts," PLoS One, 2013
- J.D. Steinmeyer and M.F. Yanik, "High-Throughput Single-Cell Manipulation in Brain Tissue," PLoS One, 2012.
- J.D. Steinmeyer "Accelerated Project-Based Introduction to EECS for High School Students," Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2012
- J.D. Steinmeyer*, C.L. Gilleland*, C. Pardo-Martin, M. Angel, C. Rohde, M.A. Scott, M.F. Yanik, "Construction of a Femtosecond Laser Microsurgery System," Nature Protocols, vol. 5 pp. 395-407, 2010.
- R.T. Borno, J.D. Steinmeyer, M.M. Maharbiz, "Charge-pumping in a synthetic leaf for harvesting energy from evaporation-driven flows," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95, 2009
- J.D. Steinmeyer, "A Brief Introduction to Multisim," Supplemental chapters in Circuits by Fawwaz Ulaby and Michel Maharbiz, published 4/08/2009.
- R.T. Borno, J.D. Steinmeyer, and M.M. Maharbiz, "Energy scavenging from transpiration," Eleventh International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Paris, France, Oct. 2007.
- R.T. Borno, J.D. Steinmeyer , and M.M. Maharbiz, "Evaporation-driven Charge Redistribution and Current Generation for Energy Harvesting Applications" 26th Army Science Conference, Dec. 1-4, 2008.
- R.T. Borno, J.D. Steinmeyer,M.M. Maharbiz, "Transpiration Actuation: The design, fabrication and characterization of biomimetic microactuators driven by the surface tension of water," J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 16, no. 11, pp 2375-2383, Nov. 2006.
- R.T. Borno, J.D. Steinmeyer,M.M. Maharbiz,"Scalable Biomimetic Self-Assembling Actuators Powered By Surface Tension," Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (FNANO06), Snowbird, Utah, April 2006.
I grew up south of Pittsburgh and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for my undergrad (EECS) from 2004 to 2008. I then moved to Cambridge, MA for my Masters and PhD in EECS from MIT, which I got in 2010 and 2014, respectively.