January 9, 2012

Symposium on Teaching Excellence in the Sciences

A group of nationally renowned science education leaders will speak at Johns Hopkins on Friday, Jan. 20, in an effort to advance the Gateway Sciences Initiative.

The symposium is designed to demonstrate the university’s commitment to promoting significant, positive improvement in gateway science education, and to encourage innovation in course, program or curricular design.

The event, which is open to all faculty, students and staff, will feature keynote talks, discussions, presentations and interactive workshops to highlight pedagogical priorities at Johns Hopkins. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus.

The four keynote speakers are Jo Handelsman from Yale, David Botstein from Princeton, Eric Mazur from Harvard and Freeman Hrabowski from UMBC.

For more information on the Gateway Sciences Initiative, and to register for the symposium, go to www.jhu.edu/provost.