FACET and the Mack Center are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s FACET/Mack Center Travel Grant for Spring 2018.
This year’s recipients are:
Saul Blanco Rodriguez is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at IU Bloomington. His presentation, titled “Active learning in a discrete mathematics class”, focused on implementing collaborative learning activities used in an introductory, mid-sized discrete mathematics course for Informatics majors. His work was presented at SIGCSE 2018.
Suzanne Menzel is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at IUB. She presented her work, titled “Experiencing Research Through OurCS: Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science”, at RESPECT 2018. Her presentation introduced OurCS, a 12-hour, 3-day research-focused conference for undergraduate women in computer science. The previous conferences have been held at Carnegie Mellon University and plan to expand to IUB.
Ann Bunger is a Lecturer in Linguistics at IUB. At the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, she taught a mini-course, “Innovative Pedagogy in the Linguistics Classroom”, a four-hour class on Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in linguistics. She also spoke in a panel presentation, “Preparing Linguistics Graduate Students to Teach”, which focused on training linguistics graduate students for teaching in the classroom.
Gail Hickey is a Professor at IPFW. Her poster presentation at this year’s Campus Compact conference, titled “Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Reflection: Sociology, Instructional Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Education”, will examine university instructors and their experiences with implementing service-learning based instruction in various degree programs.
Christina Ivanova is an Acting Assistant Professor of Education at IUK. Her work, “Empathy Literacy: A Critical Practice Explored Across Grade Levels: Digital Storytelling: Revealing Lived Experiences as Methods of Future Praxis”, will be presented at the National Council of Teachers in English (NCTE). Her work focuses on the use of digital stories in the classroom to create empathy for others’ experiences and for pre-service teachers to plan methods for their own future practice.
Congratulations to all Spring 2018 recipients!
The FACET/Mack Center Travel Grant are awarded twice a year to faculty presenting SoTL work at a conference. For more information, please click here.