Professor Awarded Residency to Improve Undergrad Biology
September 10, 2013 – The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Georgetown professor Anne Rosenwald as one of only 19 biologists nationwide to participate in this year’s ASM-NSF Biology Scholars Program Assessment Residency.
ASM’s scholars program is a national leadership initiative supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve undergraduate biology education.
“This residency is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about effective education practices with experts from around the country,” says Rosenwald, an associate professor of biology. “The other scholars are a great resource for ideas and enthusiasm about undergraduate science education.”
Science Education Efforts
The Georgetown professor is also co-director for the university’s biology of global health major and an adjunct assistant professor at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Her research focuses on cell biology and she is involved in two science education efforts to bring modern biology into undergraduate classrooms – the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) and the Genome Education Partnership (GEP).
Rosenwald says her yearlong residency will guide her in developing and refining assessment tools and measurable learning outcomes. She also will attend the residency’s intensive Measuring Student Learning Institute in Washington, D.C., and receive close mentoring from former scholars of the program.