science seminar

CREATE Science Seminar-Tammy Long and Betthany Gettings, Department of Plant Biology, MSU

Title: “Stuck in the middle with you!” Abstract: Universities frequently prioritize two groups of students for recruitment and student-success initiatives. High-achieving students are rewarded for their accomplishments through merit-based scholarships, awards, and fast-track programs that enable acceleration. Lower-achieving students are offered academic interventions such as bridge programs and supplemental instruction that aim to increase engagement… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Barbara Hug

Title: Creating Collaborations across Communities: A central role for curriculum Abstract: In this talk, I will share preliminary project findings that show the emergence of overlapping communities of practice during the first three years of an NIH Science Education Partnership Award project. This project, PAGES (Progressing through the Ages: Global change, Evolution, and Societal well-being)… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: BaoHui Zhang

Title: STEM Fever – Is STEM Education Good for All? Abstract: STEM refers to the four specific disciplines–Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education was meant to develop interests and competence for K-12 and college students to be able to work in STEM fields either as scientists or experienced workers after they graduate. However, people… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Health in Our Hands Team

Title: Health in Our Hands: A community-based approach to teaching and learning science Presenters: Idit Adler, Ph.D., Consuelo Morales, MPH, Ph.D., Renee Bayer, MHSA Abstract: Research shows that students’ interest, motivation and excitement of learning science declines over the course of their education. This decline corresponds with a poor understanding of core scientific ideas, low… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Susan Nolen

Title: Revolution in Engineering Education: Creating a more inclusive and meaningful environment for students and faculty Abstract: With an NSF Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED) grant, the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University seeks to create (1) a culture where everyone in the CBEE community feels valued and… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. David Fortus

Title: “Systems, Transfer, and Fields: Evaluating a new Approach to Energy Instruction”. Abstract: Energy is a central concept in science in every discipline and also an essential player in many of the issues facing people everywhere on the globe. However, studies have shown that by the end of K-12 schooling, most students do not reach… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Yore Kedem

Topic: That’s Beautiful! Aesthetics and Science Education. One of the central roles of science education is to cause students to fall in love, and therefore become interested and engaged in science. Gallagher (1997) wrote “We become what we love. Our destiny is in our desires, yet what we seek to possess soon comes to possess… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Matthew Kloser

Title: “Is biology education evolving?: Critiquing three cases of high school and undergraduate biology education reform.” Abstract: Questions are at the heart of biological inquiry. The discipline is shaped by an endless variety of avenues for investigation and an equally diverse and creative set of methods that help justify claims about the living world. Yet,… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Valerie Otero

Topic: The Learning Assistant Model as a Catalyst for Instructional Improvement and Institutional Change Abstract: The learning assistant model began at CU Boulder in 2001 with 4 LAs to support one section of Introductory Astronomy. Since then, the program has grown throughout campus, with 100+ faculty members each year working with 410 LAs in 14… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Christa Haverly

Title: Developing Urban Elementary Teachers’ Responsiveness to Students’ Scientific Sense-Making. Abstract: Traditional elementary science teaching is documented as limited, fact- and activity-based, and disconnected from students’ lived experiences and scientific sense-making. Responsive science teaching has the potential to disrupt this status quo in order to increase science literacy for students who have been historically marginalized… Read More »