March 29, 2016
Today, March 29: OSEF (Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair) Judging followed by Awards Ceremony March 31
Tonight, March 29: Alien (1979) at 7 PM – As part of the Science On Screen series, Dean Jahnke will be discussing the gender disparity in science.
Tomorrow, March 30: Sam Kean lecture at 5:00 PM in PSU Theatre
Thursday, March 31 – HRA Speaker Series Event
Thursday, March 31 – OSEF Awards Presentations
Friday, April 1: A Night in Africa banquet, doors open at 6:30 PM, PSU Ballroom, Tickets required!
Tuesday, April 5 – CNAS Public Lecture , 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM TEMPLE 002
“THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS”: A CLOSER LOOK INTO SOME COMMON INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES
Speaker: Gautam Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
As an ongoing effort to generate greater student interest, engagement, and, ultimately, learning, instructors at all levels and of all disciplines continue to make significant changes to the way they teach. Often, considerable financial resources are spent to reconfigure classrooms to facilitate collaborative learning or to purchase devices that encourage different forms of communication within a classroom. After expending their many and earnest efforts, however, instructors are often left perplexed by the results of student assessments – both cognitive and affective. In the end, many are left to ponder about questions such as, “Why isn’t group work successful sometimes?” or “Why did only some of my real-world examples engage the students.”
In addressing these and other questions, I present key characteristics of the learning process and identify activities and practices conducive to supporting these important aspects of learning. Using evidence from the science education research literature, I describe implementation and execution of these instructional methods in ways that maximize the possibility of student learning.
IMMEDIATE DUE DATES
- Apr 6 – Abstracts due for Graduate College IDF
- Apr 8 – Abstracts due for CNAS Undergraduate Research Day
- Friday, April 1 – The African Student Association presents A Night in Africa banquet, a celebration of African culture through food, dance, music and other performances. Dean Jahnke plans to attend this event and would like to see some of you there! Click the link for event information including purchase of tickets ($7.00 each).
- Annual CNAS picnic is Friday, April 22 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Phelps Grove Park
All CNAS Seminars are posted on the master calendar.
March 29: Alien (1979) Dr. Tamera Jahnke (MSU, Chemistry) will be discussing the gender disparity in science.
April 5: Grizzly Man (2005) Dr. David Cornelison (MSU, Physics) will talk about the gap between how scientists see the natural world versus the general public.
April 12: Gattaca (1997) Dr. Paul Durham (MSU, Microbiology) will talk about editing our genes to battle disease.
Mar 29-31 OSEF (Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair) – Judging March 29, Awards March 31
Mar 30 Sam Kean lecture at 5:00 PM in PSU Theatre
Mar 31 HRA Board of Advisers Speaker Series featuring Chris Morris – CPK
April 5-8 Public Affairs Conference – Free to faculty, staff and students. I hope to see you at one of the presentations!
Apr 5 CNAS Public Lecture Series – The devil is in the details, Temple Lecture Hall 002, 7:30 PM
Dr. Gautam Bhattacharyya, Department of Chemistry
Apr 5 Energy Conservation 101, Hill Hall 0002, 2:00-3:00 PM (see attached flyer)
Apr 21 CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, 2:00-4:00 – Abstracts due April 8; awards at 4:00 PM
Apr 23 Graduate College IDF – Abstracts due April 6
Apr 27 CNAS Faculty/Staff Awards reception, 4:00 pm, Temple 001
May 4 All Faculty Recognition Reception at 3:00 PM in PSU Ballroom
May 13 Commencement – CNAS at 10:00 AM