Offerdahl publishes chapter on scientific literacy
Offerdahl's chapter entitled, "A Scientiically-minded Citzenry: The Ethical Responsibility of All Scientists" will reach the presses January 2013 in Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Issues and Social Implications edited by Chris Impey, Anna Spitz, and William R. Stoeger.
Dr. Erika Offerdahl gives invited seminar
Dr. Erika Offerdahl will present results from her collaborative project focusing on visualization in the molecular life sciences at Purdue University September 19th 2012. Her talk, entitled "Do you see what I see? A pilot analysis of textbook representations in the molecular life sciences" will begin at 4:30 p.m. in WTHR 201 for the Chemical Education Seminar. Special thanks to her host, Professor Trevor Anderson!
Drs. Christensen and Momsen receive NSF grant for REU in STEM education
NSF has funded STEM education faculty at NDSU to develop and implement an undergraduate research experience in STEM education. Over the course of three summers, this program will engage 30 undergraduate students from across the nation in cutting-edge, collaborative, interdisciplinary research investigating learning in STEM disciplines. Students will partner with STEM education faculty, including PI Christensen, Co-PI Momsen, Erika Offerdahl (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Lisa Montplaisir (Biological Sciences), Mily Kryjevskaia (Physics), and William Martin (Mathematics and School of Education). NDSU has emerged as a leader in discipline-based education research at the undergraduate level, creating an ideal location for this REU site.