What are the issues with traditional undergraduate biology education? What is the role of an educator in a 21st century college classroom? What is missing in the way we currently teach science in college?
Educators featured in this video: Bruce Alberts, University of California, San Francisco; Chantilly Apollon, City College of San Francisco; Teaster Baird, Jr., San Francisco State University; A. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson College; Abby Dernburg, University of California, Berkeley, LBNL, HHMI; Sabrice Guerrier, Millsaps College; Latanya Hammonds-Odie, Georgia Gwinnett College; Mary Miller, Rhodes College; Mark Peifer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; George Plopper, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Omar Quintero, University of Richmond; Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University; Sue Wick, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Michael Wolyniak, Hampden-Sydney College; Bill Wood, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Dr. Omar Quintero is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond in Virginia, where he combines research and undergraduate education. His lab studies the genes and proteins involved cellular motility. It has taken him a few tries to find an institution that fits his research and teaching goals. He has been faculty… Continue Reading
Abby Dernburg is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and a Senior Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dernburg has studied different aspects of chromosome biology for many years, beginning with her PhD studies in… Continue Reading
A. Malcolm Campbell is a Professor of Biology at Davidson College where he has worked for eighteen years. He has been involved in many projects outside of the classroom including being co-editor of CBE Life Sciences Education and founding the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT). Continue Reading
Bruce Alberts is currently the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine (2008-2013), President of the National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005), and United States Science Envoy (2009-2011). Alberts, who has dedicated his career to promoting science education and international… Continue Reading