Dr. Jo Handelsman
2:15pm - 4:00pm
208b Butler Library
At various stages of one’s graduate training in STEM, students may find it difficult to clarify and integrate their professional roles of practitioner, mentor, pedagogue and communicator. STEM Connections stimulate reflection on the combined pursuits of excellence in research and learning.
Please join us for a facilitated conversation with Dr. Jo Handelsman, a molecular microbiologist and science educator who currently serves as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Since June of 2014, she has helped advise President Obama on the implications of science, on ways in which science can inform U.S. policy, on federal efforts in support of scientific research, and on ways to strengthen STEM education to meet the workforce needs of the future. Prior to joining OSTP, Dr. Handelsman was the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Handelsman co-founded and co-directed three exceptional programs focused on teaching principles and practices of evidence-based education: the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, the Yale Center for Scientific Teaching, and the National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology.
See more information about this event on the GSAS Teaching Center site.