#StayHomeSTEM: Neuroscience for Girl Scouts — Completing the Brownies “Senses” Badge for Brain Awareness Month

Did you know that March is Brain Awareness Month? Time for some fun family-focused at-home learning all about the amazing brain and nervous system! For some lists of activities and resources for learning about the brain, see this post from 2020 “#StayHomeSTEM: At-home Learning Activities for Brain Awareness Week” and this post from 2019 “Brain […]

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Teaching about COVID through a Global Health Lens (workshop recording)

On January 30th, 2021, the STEM Global program of the Washington Global Health Alliance presented a virtual workshop for STEM educators. I’ve been involved in this wonderful project for several years, supporting local global health organizations as they developed classroom-ready teaching resources and presenting at their workshops in order to contextualize why contemporary science topics […]

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Something to Crow About: Our 20th Anniversary!

As the calendar flips to a new year, 2021 brings much hope with it. Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are beginning to be rolled out in communities across the world. A new president is days from his inauguration. Each new year is also a time for reflection on our experiences, challenges, and accomplishment. This year […]

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Teaching about Coronovirus, COVID-19, and Health Inequities

Recently, I developed a curated list of teaching resources about coronavirus, COVID-19, and health inequities for the Washington Global Health Alliance’s STEM Global Program. Check out the list of teaching resources here. It includes links out to external sites focused on understanding the virus, disease, and testing; data visualization, modeling, and predictions; vaccine development; microbes; […]

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#StayHomeSTEM: Teacher Professional Development in a Virtual Environment

This was my seventh summer facilitating a professional devlopment program for secondary STEM teachers at the Center for Neurotechnology, where I work part-time as the Engineering Education Research Manager. The Research Experience for Teachers program engages secondary STEM teachers in a seven-week rigorous professional learning program. The program engages teachers in mentored, authentic research projects […]

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