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2014 Philip C. Hamm Lecture

Flowering on the Prairie: Gene x environment interactions in Chamaecrista fasciculate

3 p.m. Refreshments | 3:30 p.m. Awards ceremony | 4 p.m. Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Susan Singer, director of the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation and Laurence McKinley Gould Professor in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton College.

Singer is a national leader in undergraduate education policy and pursues a career that integrates science and education. In addition to a PhD in biology from Rensselaer, she completed a teacher certification program in New York State. A developmental biologist who studies flowering in legumes and also does research on learning in genomics, Susan is an AAAS fellow and reieved 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 an NSF program officer in Biology and is co-author of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology report and an introductory biology text.