Learning Assistant


Penn State Center for Excellence in Science Education

I was an undergrad facilitator for BMB 251/MICRB 251, an introductory cell biology course, in Fall 2017.  Students in both the Eberly College of Science and the College of Engineering take this class.

This course covers basic biochemistry, functions of macromolecules, bioenergetics, enzyme function, structures and functions of nucleic acids and genomes, DNA replication, genome integrity, DNA recombination, transcription and translation cycles, protein folding and degradation, gene expression, membrane structure, membrane proteins, membrane transport regulation and proteins, electrical properties of membranes, protein localization, vesicular transport, and mitochondrial and chloroplast frameworks.


Responsibilities

Learning Assistant: attending BMB 251 lectures, facilitating in-class active learning exercises, creating exam review sheets and study guides, advising study methods and referring students to study resources, facilitating out-of-class collaborative learning sessions, explaining complex topics with simple analogies, enrolling in a STEM learning course for teaching science classes, meeting weekly with course instructor