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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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January 2023: Associate Professor of Physics and incoming director of the Catalyst Center published a paper in the American Journal of Physics on how to use active learning techniques in teaching quantum mechanics.
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.
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Dr. Alison Marzocchi was selected for a Fulbright Award in Brazil! During the spring 2024 semester of her 2023-2024 sabbatical, Dr. Marzocchi will partner with mathematics faculty at the Universidade de São Paulo to research educational inequities. In particular, Dr. Marzocchi and the Brazilian scholars will investigate how to improve degree completion rates for university students from low-income backgrounds. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Marzocchi will also be expected to serve as a United States cultural ambassador.