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Lisa Z. Scheifele, Ph.D., named Scientific Teaching Mentor

The Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching at the University of Connecticut has named Lisa Z. Scheifele, Ph.D., Scientific Teaching Mentor for the 2018-19 academic year. Dr. Scheifele was honored for serving in her crucial role as a group facilitator at the Summer Institutes. 

In a letter,  Xinnian Chen and Andy Moiseff of University of Connecticut and Tamara Brenner of Harvard University, commended Dr. Scheifele for her work: "Dr. Scheifele was instrumental in meeting the objectives of the Summer Institute participants in creating teaching materials, fostered effective group collaboration, articulated scientific teaching concepts to participants, provided valuable teaching resources, and helped to create an overall enjoyable experience and atmosphere for all." 

Launched to address a key recommendation from the 2003 National Research Council report, Bio2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists, which called for professional development programs for faculty to promote high-quality undergraduate STEM education, the report emphasized the importance of new pedagogical approaches based on empirical research. 

Congratulations to Lisa for her outstanding work.