Discussing Discussions: How to facilitate engaging and inclusive group discussions

May 2, 2019
This is the second blog in a short series of posts reflecting on professional development workshops that I recently attended at the University of Maryland Teaching & Learning Transformation Center (TLTC). This second workshop was called “Planning & Facilitating Small (and Large!) Group Discussions”. The workshop was held in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on April 18, 2019, and was facilitated by Faculty Programs Coordinator Dr.

Cozzarelli Prize awarded to stand-out research on the comeback of underwater grasses

May 1, 2019
A landmark paper on the comeback of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay has received the prestigious Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences

Supporting collaborative learning: Teaching tips for facilitating group work

April 30, 2019
Over the last few weeks, I attended several workshops at the University of Maryland Teaching & Learning Transformation Center (TLTC). The TLTC provides training, consultation, and various other resources to students and faculty who wish to improve their teaching. The first workshop I attended was called “Equitable and Successful Group Work”. This workshop was held in the Edward St.

Next Generation: Claire Nemes on free-roaming cats and migratory songbirds

April 29, 2019
"I am interested in understanding the impacts of free-roaming domestic cats on migratory songbird populations. There is a lot of research that tells us cats kill billions of birds every year in the United States and even more elsewhere around the world."

Monitoring conferences in 2019

April 25, 2019
This past March I had the pleasure of attending both the Citizen Science Association’s biennial conference (CitSci2019) and the 2019 National Monitoring Conference. Going to back-to-back monitoring conferences presents an opportunity to highlight the similarities and differences within one seemingly homogeneous topic. I attended the CSA 2019 conference with Alexandra Fries and Suzi Spitzer.