As a graduate student at Boston University, Mario supervised the research projects of eleven undergraduates, developing a passion for direct one-on-one work with students that remains one of his top priorities. He also engaged in a variety of other teaching and outreach activities including serving as a teaching fellow, and teaching and developing curricula for BU's BIOBUGS high school outreach program (Biology Inquiry & Outreach with Boston University Graduate Students).
View the workshop schedule and topics.
August 31, 1:00-4:30pm, room PRB 459
Workshop leaders: Kathryn Gardner, Manher Jariwala, and Bennett Goldberg
A hands-on workshop in the art and science of pedagogy, specifically to engage and train faculty and instructors interested in themselves training teaching fellows and graduate students to be excellent teachers. The workshop is based upon "A Bridge to Knowledge: Learning to Teach Biology," developed over the last decade in Biology (Gardner) and implemented also in Physics (see below). Attendees will be exposed to the goals and outcomes, methodology ofthat program and will run through a set of activities to gain first-hand experience. We also invite others from around the University to come and share some of their activities.
"The Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience is launching a new high school outreach program this semester thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) through their Undergraduate Science Education Initiative. The brainchild of two undergraduate students, Matthew Cobb and Dana Gannon, the program includes a semester-long course, paid summer lab experience, and visits from area high school science classes." Read More >>
Check out four different submissions by students in our program! http://blogs.bu.edu/ombs/2011/03/14/neuroscience-shirt-designs/
"Neuroscience at Boston University is booming. Introduced as an undergraduate major just a year and a half ago, it will be the second most popular science major in the College of Arts and Sciences by this fall. Still, only 4 of the 17 neuroscience majors graduating this year conducted enough original research to complete a senior honors thesis. 'We need to get a larger percentage of our students into laboratories,' says Paul Lipton, who will lead the new HHMI-funded program designed to do just that." Read More >>