The Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are excited to welcome Dr. Cathy Drennan, Professor and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Please join us on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at noon, lunch provided.
- What is the future of the college classroom?
- Will students watch taped lectures from their dorm room?
- Will residential campuses even exist in the future?
Professor Drennan has created resources and assessed the large classroom lecture at MIT for the past decade. Her findings suggest many of the drawbacks of the big lecture can be addressed through small innovations. In this talk, data will presented that shows the big classroom lecture format retains value in this online world; that the traditional lecture can be evolved to create a positive learning environment for a diverse group of students.
About Cathy Drennan:
CATHERINE L. DRENNAN is a Professor and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a postdoc at Caltech with Professor Douglas C. Rees. The Drennan laboratory has specialized in tackling and solving challenging problems in structural biology. In total, Drennan is an author on over 100 Protein Data Bank submissions and over 120 papers. Cathy has been recognized with both teaching and research awards, including: the Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; the Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award; the Dean's Educational and Student Advising Award; an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship; ASBMB-Schering-Plough Research Institute Scientific Achievement Award; a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); and serving as a Searle Scholar and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow.
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