SF Hosting Guest Lecturer on STEM, June 7

The Natural Sciences Department will host the presentation, “Focusing STEM education on blurring STEM disciplines,” by guest speaker Dr. David Julian at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 in B-012.

Julian is associate chair of the Biology Department at the University of Florida and director of the UF-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Core Laboratory at UF. He will share what the the University of Florida is doing to integrate the teaching and learning of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses.

The UF-HHMI Undergraduate Core Laboratory (UCL) is a new curriculum and laboratory space that together provide a fundamentally new model for undergraduate natural sciences instruction. The courses in the UCL are designed to integrate the natural sciences across disciplines. The goal is to help students majoring in STEM disciplines increase their knowledge of life sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering using an integrative approach.

For more information about his presentation, please contact Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez by email.