2019 IU Science Symposium

2019 IU Science Symposium

Undergraduate Research + Capstone Experiences

September 20, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

IU Bloomington, Indiana Memorial Union Tree Suites

All science faculty members at Indiana University (all campuses) are invited, on behalf of University Academic Affairs, to the 2019 Indiana University Science Symposium. Registration is free, but limited to the first 120 people. You may register online until noon on September 13, 2019.

This year’s Science Symposium is pleased to welcome guest speaker, Sara Brownell, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Sara will be presenting on “Assessing Your CURE: A Practical Guide for Instructors of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences.” Additionally, there will be a faculty panel and break-out sessions by discipline to further explore the topic with colleagues.

Campus parking information and maps can be found here. Event check-in and general session will be held in the Frangipani Room (located in the main level of the IMU). Lunch will be provided.

For questions, please contact Cathrine Reck at creck@indiana.edu, 812-855-3972 or 812-272-9014. 

Sara Brownell is a neuroscientist turned full-time education researcher, who teaches undergraduate biology while studying biology education. As a science faculty member with education specialty, she uses both qualitative and quantitative data to better understand how undergraduate biology students learn and how instructors can develop more effective ways to teach.

Associate Professor Brownell's interests in undergraduate biology education are broad, but her current work focuses on three main avenues. She investigates the impact of undergraduate research experiences on students, specifically students enrolled in course-based research experiences. She develops a programmatic assessment for biology majors that focuses on the core concepts of biology. She also explores issues related to access and equity in undergraduate biology, specifically the experiences of women, religious students, LGBTQIA, and transfer students.