DBER Meeting - Invited Speaker Dr. Susan Singer, National Science Foundation

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Venue:WC130

Please join us for our next DBER meeting Monday, February 8th at 12:00 PM in Room WC130. Dr. Susan Singer the Division Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation will be our invited speaker. As usual, we will be serving drinks and light refreshments. Feel free to share this information with interested colleagues and graduate students. If you are joining us from the BBC campus, please let us know to coordinate the Polycom. We hope you can join us!

Susan Singer’s Biography:

Susan Singer is the Division Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF and a Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton. She is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate education and plant biology.

A developmental biologist who studies flowering in legumes and also does research on learning genomics, Susan is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow and received both the American Society of Plant Biology teaching award and Botanical Society of America Charles Bessey teaching award. She directed Carleton’s Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, was a National Science Foundation (NSF) program officer in Biology, and is a co-author of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology report, as well as two introductory biology texts.

She has served on numerous boards and has participated in six National Academies studies, including chairing the committees that authored America’s Lab Report, Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education and Discipline-based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. Currently she is improving undergraduate education through her leadership at NSF and across Federal agencies, implementing the undergraduate goals of the Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 5-year Strategic Plan.

We will be holding subsequent DBER meetings in the Spring on the following Mondays from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in WC 130. Please mark your calendars: February 15th: Tekla Nicholas, “Student Perceptions an Behaviors in Gateway Courses: Lessons for the Flipped Classroom” February 29th: Hagit Leshem, FIU Learning Assistant Program March 7th: Lisa Brinn, “Flipping Human Anatomy – Taking the Fear out of the Most Feared Course" March 21st: TBD March 28th: Rodolfo (Rudy) Rego, Teaching Online Laboratories in Earth Sciences April 11th: Jennifer Bartman - "Teaching with Writing in STEM Courses: A Panel Discussion" April 18th: Sonia Underwood – Chemistry Education Research

See you at our next DBER meeting!