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“National Trends in the Transformation of STEM Education”-CESE Science Education Seminar Series

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Presented by: Dr. Jo Handelsman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University

Event Date:

11 March 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where:

119 Osmond Lab

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Dr. Handelsman is editor-in-chief of the academic journal of DNA and Cell Biology and the author of books on science education most notably Scientific Teaching. She is also the Director, The Center for Scientific Teaching at Yale and was a founder of the Institute for Biology Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her work advising the President Obama on science education as well as other reports, such as “Vision and Change” by AAAS and “How People Learn” by the National Research Council, garner support for active learning methods and scientific teaching. To recognize her efforts in this regard, Prof. Handelsman was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring by President Barack Obama in 2011.

 

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