Learning

Learning is a vital process for all of us.  Below are programs, conferences and seminars I have attended and participated in throughout my career as an educator.  For more detail on presentations and talks that I have given, please follow the hyperlinks or visit the “Teaching” page.

2015

SMARTER Research Experience for Teachers Program (New York, New York) – Participant in a research experience for teachers program focusing on mechatronics and learning to code.  My research is with Professor Kapila, focusing on human-robotic interface systems.

National Coalition of Girls Schools Conference: From STEM to STEAM (Richmond, Virginia) – Presenter: “Lights, Camera, Design Thinking in Action!”.  A 90-minute workshop using simple circuit elements to introduce participants to the design thinking process.

2014

Online School for Girls (OSG online) – Completed the course on blended learning with a cohort of 15 teachers from the New York City area.

2013

EdcampNYC (New York, New York) – Presenter: “Using Schoology to Create a Blended Environment”. A 60 minute discussion focused presentation on utilizing a learning management system to create a blended learning environment with students.

2012

National Science Teachers Association National Conference(Indianapolis, Indiana) – Presenter: “The Making of a Lab Rat: The Transformation of One Educator’s Research Experiences into Meaningful Science Curricula” ; Co-Presenter: “A Spiraling Chemistry Curriculum: Mastering Core Chemical Concepts”

Master of Learning Design & Technology (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana) – Degree program completion Summer 2013

National Science Foundation Grant Awardees Conference in Engineering Education (Arlington, Virginia) – RET representative for the University of Notre Dame

2011

Research Experience for Teachers Program (University of Notre Dame) – CVD Furnace Characterization via Long Foil Graphene Growths

Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship (Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boulder City, Nevada) – Maximizing our Solar Potential

2010

Research Experience for Teachers Program (University of Notre Dame) – Characterization of Graphene Grown via Chemical Vapor Deposition

National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanoscale Science & Engineering Summer Program (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana)

2009

Research Experience for Teachers Program (University of Notre Dame) – Exfoliated Graphene 

National Science Foundation Grant Awardees Conference in Engineering Education (Reston, Virginia) – Notre Dame RET poster session presentation

2008

Research Experience for Teacher Program (University of Notre Dame) – Development of a semiconductor based pH meter (ISFET)

Classroom 2.0 LIVE (Chicago, Illinois) – Presentation on Edmodo

2007

Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana)

ISACS Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana)

2006

Thinking with Models: An Introduction to NetLogo (Oak Park, Illinois) – Presentation to OPRF faculty

2004

NetLogo Curriculum Development through the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (Northwestern University) – Gas Lab evaluation (Published article of results with acknowledgement from Journal of Science Education Technology, 2009)

NetLogo Workshop (Northwestern University) – coded two NetLogo scripts to model Precipitation and Catalysts.  A full list of my models can be found here.  Want to play with a model and see how it works?  Visit the following pages: Precipitation, Catalyst, Single Replacement.

2003

NetLogo Curriculum Development through the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (Northwestern University) – Gas Lab pilot & data collection

Advanced Placement Chemistry Summer Institute (Chicago, Illinois)

2002

NetLogo Curriculum Development through the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (Northwestern University) – Gas Lab development







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