LSCC Summer Virtual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Spring 2019-Spring 2020 Roles: Lecturer, Program Co-Coordinator Description: Designed and delivered four week full-time online research experience with fellow MERIT postdoc, Dr. Wilbur Ryan, that culminated in the presentation of posters on independent research projects; Coordinated journal club and research workshop series with guest speakers each week Student demographics: 6 undergraduate STEM majors, ranging from biology to engineering Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Conservation of genes across the tree of life"
You are welcome to visit the website created for the program to learn more about this REU experience (PW: lawson)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series Spring 2019-Spring 2020 Roles: Lecturer, Speaker Coordinator Description: Coordinated and delivered lectures for 10-week series featuring once weekly 1-hour workshops on topics related to finding, performing, and presenting undergraduate research Student demographics: Ranging from 2-30 undergraduate students per workshop, all majors Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Personal Statements and Resumes vs CVs" and "How to Give a Winning Presentation"
University of Montevallo
Undergraduate Research Workshop Spring 2019 Role: Co-Lecturer Description: Designed and presented workshop to help students prepare presentations for Undergraduate Research Day 2019 Student demographics: 8 undergraduate students, all majors Lecture/lab/activity topics: "How to Give a Winning Presentation"
Ohio State University
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) Annual Meeting Major Workshops Summer 2018 Role: Major Workshop Presenter Description: Co-designed and presented 3-hour workshops to train biology laboratory educators hands-on activities for teaching comparative vertebrate anatomy or human disease modeling with C. elegans Attendee demographics: 20 attendees per session (college-level biology educators from across North America), 4 total sessions Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Clinical Genetics with C. elegans" and "Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy"
Please visit my page on Teaching Publications if you are interested in learning more about these workshops
Mita Daini Senior High School (Japan) Summer Study Abroad Program Summer 2016, 2017 Role: Instructor Description: Designed and instructed 1-day workshop introducing Japanese high school students to laboratory research with C. elegans (2016) and Zebrafish (2017) Student demographics: 20 high school juniors Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Visualizing and Handling C. elegans" and "Care and Handling of Zebrafish"
SET in the City Summer 2016 Role: Co-Instructor Description: Designed and instructed 3-hour lab for students taking part in all day Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) in the city immersion program Student demographics: 30 female high school students Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Designing Drugs for Timed Release"
Pathway to the PhD (P2P) Program Winter 2015-2017 Role: Instructor Description: Designed and instructed a 40-hour week of hands-on laboratory experiences for underrepresented and first generation students from the University of Massachusetts Boston campus; mentored in bench techniques, background research, and presentation preparation Student demographics: 6-8 undergraduate students (sophomores and juniors) per program year, chemistry and biology majors Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Protein Week" (2015, 2016), "Cells and Tissues Week" (2017)
Building Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program Summer 2014-2017 Role: Lead Mentor Description: Developed projects for and directly supervised students during 10-week summer lab internships; mentored in bench techniques, writing abstracts, and poster presentation preparation Student demographics: 1 undergraduate student (freshman-juniors) per program year, biology majors Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Zebrafish models of human skeletal diseases"
Upward Bound College Preparatory Program Summer 2016 Role: Lab Exercise Instructor Description: Delievered 1-day laboratory exercise utilizing case studies, behavioral assays in C. elegans, and bioinformatics to introduce the concept of animals as models for human diseases Student demographics: 12 high school students (sophomores and juniors) Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Clinical Genetics with C. elegans"
Biology Inquiry & Outreach with Boston University Graduate Students (BIOBUGS) Program Spring 2013-Spring 2018 Roles: Instructor, Coordinator, Curriculum Designer Description: Particpated in once-per-semester week-long high school outreach program designed to expose local public high school students to college-level hands-on laboratory activities Student demographics: 12 high school students (sophomores and juniors) Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Clinical Genetics with C. elegans", "Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy", "Urban Ecology", "Whodunit?", "Outbreak"
Science in Translation: Health and Genetics (SC 310) Spring 2016, 2017 Role: Scientist Collaborator Description: Worked with 1-2 students over the course of a semester (8 workshops/semester) to develop publicity materials that accurately and effectively communicate scientific research projects Student demographics: Undergraduates from communications majors, 16 students (2016), 12 students (2017) Lecture/lab/activity topics: "A Zebrafish Model for Human FOP"
Young Scholars Program (YSP) Summer 2012 Role: Lead Mentor Description: Mentored two high school students during 6-week research immersion experience Student demographics: 2 high school juniors Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Studying Wnt signaling in C. elegans"
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Program Summer 2010-2011 Role: Lead Mentor Description: Supervised laboratory training of high school teachers and assisted with their curriculum development projects Student demographics: 2 Boston public high school teachers per year Lecture/lab/activity topics: "Studying Wnt signaling in C. elegans"