Please enjoy your visit, and contact me with your thoughts.
My role as an educator and researcher is invigorating. I am actively engaged in local growth-management issues. I participate in professional organizations of scientists and educators, and also take time to enjoy life as a citizen of one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.
Another benefit of being a faculty member at an institution of higher education is being supported and encouraged to vigorously pursue lifelong learning. Agencies and organizations offer tremendous opportunities to keep up to date with the latest technologies and issues.
Summers are enriched by participating in the GRC. The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Visualization in Science and Education in Oxford, England in the summer of 2005 was an exciting conference. I was able to interact with colleagues working to develop even more outstanding resources to help teach and understand science with visualization tools. The FGCU Biotechnology program helped me attend the GRC on Science and Technology Policy at Big Sky Montana during the summer of 2004. I learned more about all the factors that influence Science and Technology Policy. The experience enriches the way I teach scientific and interdisciplinary courses.
In addition to membership on professional organization such as the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and the ISDCI (International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology) I also review journal articles for the National Science Teacher's Association's Journal of College Science Teaching.
Another group I am very pleased to be associated with is the Eastern Section of the Fish Health Society. Each year there is a workshop sponsored by the USGS Leetown Science Center where researchers and graduate students present their latest finding- this link will take you to the abstracts for past workshops. Topics include not only fish health, but also invertebrate and coral reef health topics .
|To that end, my husband and I both enjoy reading (he mostly reads
about cooking and I read about science, history, mysteries and anything
else that someone tells me about that the first sentence really grabs
me)! We also love to swim and ride bikes. I have always
enjoyed taking photographs, and when I find my "round tuit"
I'll post some on this site.
We have also recently taken up the sport of disc golf. Fortunately this is a great way to merge our love of travel with some good exercise as there are over a thousand disc golf courses in the US (PDGA course directory)!
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