Congratulations to Meredith Krause!
Meredith is the recipient of the Philip J Motta Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Integrative Biology for 2019-20. The IB Graduate Admissions and Policy Committee is presenting Meredith with this award for her teaching in BSC 2011 Biological Diversity and BSC 4933 Learning Assistants for Biological Diversity.
Meredith has gone above and beyond as a teaching assistant during a course redesign and development of a new course. She has taken initiative and done outstanding work in all areas, including developing learning modules, contributing course content, recording high-quality presentations, giving technical help, deploying content online, and providing feedback on effectiveness of class activities. She also worked tirelessly to make the transition to online teaching due to COVID-19 as smooth as possible, something noted by students. Meredith's work has resulted in tangible learning gains for students.
Her nomination letter sums up her contributions nicely, "Meredith has had a positive impact on thousands of students through her work in BSC 2011 in the last two years, both through direct interactions with them and due to the work she has done to improve the course. She has been a great asset to the course and the department."
Thank you for the excellent teaching, Meredith, and congratulations!
New Publication by Pierce Lab
'The complete disappearance of a long standing sacoglossan sea slug population following
Hurricane Irma, despite recovery of the local algal community'
Symbiosis 2020. M. L. Middlebrooks & N. E. Curtis & S. K. Pierce
New Publication by Parkinson Lab
'Molecular tools for coral reef restoration: Beyond biomarker discovery'
Conservation Letters, 2020. John Everett Parkinson, Andrew C. Baker, Iliana B. Baums, Sarah W. Davies, Andréa G. Grottoli, Sheila A. Kitchen, Mikhail V. Matz, Margaret W. Miller, Andrew A. Shantz, Carly D. Kenkel
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