Amy Springer

Amy Springer

Lecturer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Winter 2018 Innovation Fellow

Fellowship Project & Instructional Interests

Scientific knowledge today draws from lots on interdisciplinary connections, so it is important in the classroom to give students experience with integrating ideas and making connections.  Although I enjoyed traditional science education approaches when I was in school, I understand these approaches don’t work for every student, and some aspects of a traditional science curriculum may lead some students to feel excluded or out of place.  For this reason I want to apply innovative approaches to teaching my courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, making the classroom learning more active can make the material more accessible to students who might have different learning styles or educational backgrounds.  Thus, active learning techniques are a way to support diverse populations of learners, including those that are underrepresented in the sciences.