Primary Institution:UT Health at San Antonio
Current SEPA Project
K-12 STEM Education and Research Trainee Development:
My research and academic efforts in the areas of K-12 teacher professional development are supported by a NIGMS Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA). Through this award we have engaged research trainees in activities with K-12 teachers in order to foster their communication and teaching skills. Additionally, our team works to develop novel programs through the Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) that foster STEM Teacher professional development. I have also published a book that addresses the steps that science trainees should take to prepare for success in their career of choice. Further, I have worked with a multidisciplinary team of graduate trainees to showcase the data collected from a city-wide science outreach effort, Science Fiesta. Collectively these efforts showcase the importance of science communication, outreach, and engagement for the professional development of science trainees and teachers.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
Empowering K–12 STEM Teachers through a Bioscience Academy
R25GM129182 : 07/01/2016 - 03/31/2021