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Workshops

Past Science Teacher Workshops

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For Resources from last years workshop see "2019" link to the right.  

Our next MRL Science Teacher Workshop will be held on Friday March 13th, 2020 from 8:30am-2:30pm.  This event will be of interest for science teachers of all disciplines.  The morning activities will feature curriculum presentations and activities led by MRL RET teacher-interns along with other explorations of resources and materials in STEM education.  

2020 workshop flyer

2020 workshop application

Please consider applying to our summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.

Preliminary workshop agenda: (final agenda TBA)

    Teacher Presenters for the 2020 Workshop: 

      David Kirkhart - High School Chemistry - "The Color of Flame"

      Karen Presburger - 7th Grade General Science - "Seed Dispersal as an Introduction to Ecology"

      Larry Madrigal - High School Engineering - "Developing a Small Scale Underwater Robot to Investigate Aquatic Ecosystems"

      Paul Nolan - Middle School General Science - "Amazing Polymers and The Infinite Variability of Plastic"

    Other speakers include: (titles TBA)

      Prof. Angela Pitenis of the UCSB Materials Dept.: "Interfacial Phenomena and Energy Dissipation at the Interfaces of Soft Materials"

      Molly O'Bierne PhD, of UCSB Earth Science: “How does climate change affect the Great Lakes?” A Nature Communications article with accompanying educational resources.

      Josh Mutus PhD, of Google/UCSB on his recent "Quantum Supremacy" breakthrough: "An Update on UCSB's Quantum Leap Forward"

    Other speakers and activities TBA!  Please check back later for a more detailed agenda and for details on parking and other logistics! 

*FOR WORKSHOP MATERIAL FROM PAST YEARS EVENTS PLEASE SEE THE LINKS TO THE RIGHT*