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Sehoya CotnerSehoya Cotner, Associate Professor
I am passionate about both biology and biology-education research. My research interests have been, and continue to be, broad in scope and mission. I’ve published papers on teaching with technology, barriers to teaching and learning evolution, and gender disparities in the sciences. I have also published articles on strategies for engaging students in large lectures, including work with the Active Learning Classrooms project at the University of Minnesota. Current work involves identifying which elements of course-based research experiences (CUREs) are key to promoting scientific literacy; identifying and countering barriers to learning science; evolution education in Galápagos; and facilitating meaningful group interactions in the large-lecture setting.

Hillary BarronHillary Barron, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Culturally Responsive Undergraduate Science Education (CRUSE)  I research how to integrate culturally responsive and anti-racist science teaching into undergraduate biology classrooms and labs. I work with undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants and faculty to develop innovative strategies in equitable education. I like long walks in the woods and plastic yard flamingos.

 

Seth ThompsonSeth Thompson, Outreach Coordinator, CBS, and Adjunct Faculty, BTI

I am passionate about bringing high level science to students at a young age. I believe that students do not get nearly enough instruction on the nature and process of science at a young age and in turn this handicaps their abilities to understand how science works later in life. I am interested in designing and implementing new educational techniques to bring these concepts to younger students and to work with K-20 schools to have an impact on the way we approach science education for students of all ages.I am passionate about bringing high level science to students at a young age. I believe that students do not get nearly enough instruction on the nature and process of science at a young age and in turn this handicaps their abilities to understand how science works later in life. I am interested in designing and implementing new educational techniques to bring these concepts to younger students and to work with K-20 schools to have an impact on the way we approach science education for students of all ages.

Jonathan AndicoecheaJonathan Andicoechea, Graduate Assistant
I'm working on understanding what qualities of a learning environment help students acquire the content knowledge and skills needed to be scientifically literate. More specifically, I'm interested in how social factors and collaborative learning tasks mediate learning in an undergraduate science course for non majors.


Ngawang GonsarNgawang Gonsar, Graduate Assistant

My research interests are investigating equitable science learning and teaching practices that promote inclusiveness and engagement in the science classroom. I am currently examining the influence of cooperative learning methods in the laboratory space and exploring how students learn and co-construct knowledge in small peer group settings.

 

Osob Abas Osob Abas, Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

 Mikayla AlbertsonMikayla Albertson, Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

Tess HallmanTess Hallman, Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

Bemnet KikaBemnet Kika, Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

Zoe K Zoe Koth, Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

Alyssa OlsonAlyssa Olson, Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

Margaret Sleeth

Margaret Sleeth, Undergraduate

 

 

 

Megan Wieczorek Megan Wieczorek, Undergraduate