|Present||Science Faculty, Illinois Math and Science Academy ‐ Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy|
|2018 - 2019||"Green Ambassador Program"|
|ComEd Seed Fund FY19|
|Colleague(s): Trisha Sudhakar '19|
Honors and Awards
- The Principal’s Teaching Award
- Scientific Inquiries - Biology
- Microbes and Disease
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Independent Study in Biology
Biotechnology: A Necessity for Science Literacy. Faculty Publications & Research (2006)
A hands-on semester-long course in biotechnology for middle school students, high school students, or college students provides a way to learn about new technologies and can be coupled with assignments that provoke their thinking about ...
Book Chapters (2)
Student Inquiry and Research: Developing Students' Authentic Inquiry Skills Faculty Publications & Research (2009)
Established by the state of Illinois in 1985 to develop talent and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) has become an internationally recognized educational learning laboratory ...
Science Inquiry at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Faculty Publications & Research (2005)
Located in Aurora, Illinois, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is an internationally recognized, pioneering educational institution created by the State to develop talent and stimulate excellence in teaching and learning in mathematics, science, ...
Conference Papers/Presentations (3)
Environmental Impact- Using Digital Media to Focus Student Learning Faculty Publications & Research (2018)
Environmental issues are global challenges that our students will have to address in their future. Addressing these issues through curriculum helps bring purpose to students’ learning. We have developed a capstone project in our introductory ...
Engaging Students in Fundamental Biological Concepts Through UN Sustainability Goals Faculty Publications & Research (2018)
Advanced Biological Systems is year-long introductory biology course for Juniors at IMSA. It is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, the use of which has been identified as an initiative for curriculum development. ...
Session 3e: Teaching Using UN Sustainable Development Goals Professional Learning Day (2018)
This session will focus on how we are using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as guideposts for curriculum development in several of our different science classes. Students will join us to present some of their ...
Session B-1: Current Events in Biology Professional Learning Day (2017)
Teaching fundamentals, while important, can sometimes take a toll on our motivation and enthusiasm for our subject because there are rarely significant changes in the content we might present from year to year. However, keeping ...
Session C-1: Ecosystem Disruption: Using lab and real-world examples to bring changes in Earth’s ecosystems to life Professional Learning Day (2016)
The magnitude of the changes occurring in Earth’s ecosystems seems difficult to tackle in the classroom and lab. Here we explore ways to demonstrate the changes in the Earth’s water and carbon cycles in the ...
Session D:5: Visual Assessments in Biology Professional Learning Day (2013)
Most of us think of crayons and drawing paper as classroom tools for only the youngest of students, but we have found that incorporating assessments that require students to create visual representations of their understanding ...
Session B-1: Breaking News! Current Events in Biology Professional Learning Day (2012)
Relating the subject of biology to the advancements, discoveries, and interesting happenings out in the “real world” will help keep students excited and motivated in the classroom. In this presentation, we will discuss some current ...
Session E-7: Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases Professional Learning Day (2011)
Recently, diseases considered obsolete (measles, whooping cough) have begun to re-emerge, bringing attention to the importance of vaccines and the danger of infectious agents. Our discussion will include enriching a biology curriculum using information including ...
Session C-5: Using Sordaria to Understand Meiosis Professional Learning Day (2010)
Using this simple organism, students can perform a genetic mapping experiment to determine the location of a spore pigment gene relative to the centromere. A deeper examination of the same data will reveal the mechanism ...