Congratulations to 13 faculty members in the Natural Sciences Departments in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences who were recently awarded the Discipline-based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC) Leader Award. This yearly award recognizes and celebrates their valuable contributions to the dB-SERC faculty learning community and their active participation in many dB-SERC events during the last academic year.
These faculty members have played a key role in the dB-SERC weekly lunch discussions about innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the natural sciences. The dB-SERC promotes and supports evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning in the natural sciences departments at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to workshops and special events, the dB-SERC faculty learning community gives the faculty members opportunity to share their course transformation projects involving evidence-based approaches which helps everyone who is part of this community contemplate, adopt and adapt scholarly approaches to teaching and learning. The center strives to help Pitt be a national leader in evidence-based instruction in the natural sciences.
dB-SERC Leader Award winners (2017-2018 year):
- Danielle Andrews-Brown, Geology and Environmental Science
- Meghan Bechman, Biological Sciences
- Sean Garrett-Roe, Chemistry
- Joe Grabowski, Chemistry
- Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
- Barbara Kucinski, Psychology
- Jim Mueller, Physics and Astronomy
- David Nero, Physics and Astronomy
- Kim Payne, Biological Sciences
- Welkin Pope, Biological Sciences
- Jackie Powell, Chemistry
- Katie Sinagoga, Biological Sciences
- Kyle Whitinghill, Geology and Environmental Science