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CT-STEM Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Tolga Kaya.

Dr. Tolga Kaya is a Professor and Director of Engineering at the Sacred Heart University. Before joining to SHU, Dr. Kaya was an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University’s School of Engineering and Technology between 2010-2017. Dr. Kaya worked as a research scientist at Yale University from 2007 to 2010 at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has worked in industry as a technology consultant (Brightwell Corp.) and a senior analog circuit designer (Microelectronics, Inc.) for several years.


Dr. Kaya has a diverse research background and accomplishments on Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. His research primarily focuses on wearable devices to monitor physiology of athletes. He is well known in the field of hydration research. Dr. Kaya also focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) devices and 3D printing technologies.


In the past few years, Dr. Kaya also conducted research on education technology and teaching pedagogies. He implements active learning strategies in his classrooms and focuses on student-centered learning. All his courses have significant hands-on components with plenty activities to help students link theory with practice.

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