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News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Psychology presented their CUR Transformations Project work at the CUR Virtual Biennial Conference 2020, June 29-July 1.

Three faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented at the conference.  Assistant Professor Geoffrey Bowers presented a talk, “Student Outcomes and Student/Faculty Perceptions of a Scaffolded Research Rotation Laboratory Model.”   Professor Pam Mertz presented a talk, “Scaffolding Undergraduate Research and Cognate Skills into The Undergraduate Chemistry/Biochemistry Curricula.”  Assistant Professor Shanen Sherrer presented a poster titled “Publish or Perish: Using Research Scenarios to Connect Biochemistry Concepts.”

Two faculty from the Department of Psychology presented posters at the conference.  Professor Aileen Bailey presented “Optimizing Resources: Adding Undergraduate Research Experiences to the Curriculum Using Existing Resources.”  Assistant Professor Gina Fernandez and Associate Professor James Mantell were coauthors on this poster.  Associate Professor James Mantell presented “Undergraduate Students’ Knowledge of Research Methods and Statistics: An Integrated Approach to Skills and Content.”  Assistant Professor Gili Freedman, Assistant Professor Gina Fernandez, Angie Draheim, Professor Libby Williams, and Professor Aileen Bailey were coauthors on the poster.