Introduction to Scientific Teaching
Monday, April 9, 2012
The New York Academy of Sciences
Presented by Science Alliance
A Ph.D. is a prerequisite for almost every teaching position at colleges and universities in the United States. The extensive training and experience in evaluating, reasoning, and analyzing difficult research questions provided by Ph.D programs prepares candidates for a variety of career paths. However, many Ph.D. recipients enter careers in teaching without formal training in education. In recent years, significant attention has been given to ensuring that those who hold a Ph.D. degree not just survive in the classroom, but excel as educators. The ability to effectively engage and educate undergraduates in colleges and universities is critical for recruiting students into careers in the sciences, spur economic development through scientific research and development, and, above all, educate a society capable of understanding and evaluating scientific information.Dr. Matthew R. Marcello will introduce key elements of Scientific Teaching in this interactive workshop based on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Academies Summer Teaching Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology. He will introduce the core Scientific Teaching concepts (active learning, diversity, and assessment) and practical information on how to incorporate these concepts into the classroom to improve your teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. The workshop will provide current and future faculty the knowledge and skills to incorporate scientific teaching principles into their courses.
Reception to follow.
This event will also be broadcast as a webinar.
Matthew R. Marcello, PhD
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Matthew R. Marcello, Ph.D., is an INSPIRE (IRACDA New Jersey/ New York for Science Partnerships in Research and Education) Postdoctoral Fellow at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and conducts research at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University. Dr. Marcello was named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for 2011-2012 and currently teaches biology at CUNY-Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Marcello received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His prior and current research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of sperm-egg interactions. In recognition for his research accomplishments, the American Society of Andrology honored Dr. Marcello with the Outstanding Trainee Investigator Award in 2011.
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