Events



Encouraging Diversity In The STEM Undergraduate Classroom

Mr. Andrés Castro Samayoa, GSE, Professor Jennifer King, Biology (Ursinus College), Ms. Amanda Washington, GSE, Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Neuroscience, Dr. AnnMarie Torres, Cancer Biology and Dr. Arnaldo Diaz, School of Medicine

Monday, May 2 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Kelsey Speer, CTL Graduate Fellow, Cell & Molecular Biology and Mitra Eghbal, CTL Graduate Fellow, Biology

Location: BRB 253

Summary: As STEM educators, how do we attract and maintain undergraduate diversity? We will discuss issues of implicit bias, equitable resource accessibility, student interactions, and course design. In this workshop, the term “diversity” is broadly defined, encompassing the full spectrum of race, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identities. Lunch will be provided! Participation is limited to 30 people. Priority will be given to STEM grad students. Postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergrads are welcome if there is enough space. Contact Kelsey Speer and/or Mitra Eghbal by Friday, April 29, if you want to attend. (Special thanks to Dr. Arnaldo Diaz, Dr. Jan Burkhardt, & Ms. Aliza Mansolino for invaluable help in coordination & planning.)

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the CAMB and Biology departments and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching Against Stereotype

Professor Huda Fakhreddine, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Tuesday, May 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Raha Rafii, CTL Graduate Fellow, Near Eastern Languages & CIvilizations

Location: Williams Hall room 844

Summary: The workshop will cover the issues of identifying students’ preconceptions regarding a course or course topics, and strategies for guiding them so that they become aware of their stereotypes and move away from essentializing social groups and cultures. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Near Easter Languages & Civilizations department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.
Lunch will be provided.

How To Prepare And Deliver A Great Lecture

Professor May Mullins, Cell & Developmental Biology

Thursday, May 5 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Kelsey Speer, CTL Graduate Fellow, Cell & Molecular Biology

Location: BRB 1201

Summary: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops to practice editing their own lectures or presentations. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Cell & Molecular Biology department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.