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About Sowmya Anjur

Dr. Anjur has taught science at various institutions for the last 22 years, and currently teaches Biology at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Sowmya's classes have been developed to be mostly student-centered with many hands-on activities to develop and nurture student creativity and enhance articulation. She incorporates high tech, challenging and inter-disciplinary projects such as the construction of heart models, Arduino heart rate monitors and other bioengineering topics into her Physiology classes.

Positions

Present Science Faculty, Illinois Math and Science Academy
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2018 - 2019 "Modifying the arduino heart rate LED monitor"
ComEd
ComEd Seed Fund FY19
2017 - 2018 "Energy Sensors for Anatomy"
ComEd
ComEd Seed Fund FY18
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 IAGC Promising Projects Award (Illinois Association for Gifted Children)
  • 2017 ComEd IN2 Energy Seed Fund Award
  • 2018 IAGC Promising Projects Award (Illinois Association for Gifted Children)
  • 2018 ComEd IN2 Energy Seed Fund Award

Courses

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Seminar in Neurobiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Methods in Scientific Inquiry
  • Scientific Inquiries in Biology
  • Physiology and Disease

Education

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2010 NBPTS, Certified Master Teacher in Science (Adolescence and Young Adulthood)
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1992 Ph.D. Biochemistry and Biophysics with Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Iowa State University
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1986 M.Phil. Biochemistry and Microbiology, Bharathiar University
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1984 M.S. Biochemistry, Bharathiar University
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1982 B.S. Biochemistry, Chemistry, Nutrition & Dietetics, Bharathiar University
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Articles (1)

Conference Papers/Presentations (19)

Presentations (9)