Welcome to the Catalyst Center!
The Catalyst Center for the Advancement of Research in Teaching and Learning Math and Science brings together science and math education experts from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and College of Education. Below is information on recent news, featured Catalyst member projects, and upcoming events of interest to Catalyst members and the broader campus community.
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August 2021: Professor Joel K. Abraham, director of the Catalyst Center, is co-PI on a 1.5 million dollar NSF IUSE proposal to develop new approaches to teaching graph construction skills to introductory biology students.
April 2020: Professor Merri Lynn Casem and co-PIs in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were awarded an NSF HSI grant to support learning, persistence and retention, and psychosocial development of CSUF undergraduate students.
Featured Catalyst FEllow
Dr. Julia Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research foci include the development, implementation, and evaluation of growth mindset and study strategies interventions in gateway chemistry courses and the effect of affective characteristics on achievement in general chemistry classes.