Tactile Teaching Tools Workshop: Improving Accessibility

The NC State STEM BUILD group, headed up by Dr. Melissa Ramirez and Dr. Claire Gordy, recently hosted a workshop to train participants in the development, implementation and assessment of guided inquiry-based Tactile Teaching Tools (TTTs). Faculty and postdocs teaching any science course that could benefit from these tools were encouraged to attend. Hands-On Learning[…] Read More

Veteran Microbiology Professor Ready for Online Teaching

Jonathan Olson is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Microbiology Programs in NC State’s Department of Biological Sciences. A veteran professor, Dr. Olson is ready for the challenge of teaching MB 351: General Microbiology again, but with a new-to-him twist—as an online course. We spoke with Dr. Olson to capture his insight on[…] Read More

Summer Brings New Microbiology DE Instructor + Course

Michael Taveirne is a Teaching Assistant Professor at NC State in the Department of Biological Sciences. This summer, he steps into a new role as distance education (DE) course instructor. We spoke with Dr. Tavierne about his background and what he’s looking forward to about the Microbiology online courses. NC State: What courses do you[…] Read More

Faculty Profile: Dr. Melissa Ramirez

Dr. Melissa Ramirez, a Teaching Assistant Professor at NC State, joined the faculty of Department of Biological Sciences in 2014. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and specializes in Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Ramirez teaches students, focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in microbiology, and defines best[…] Read More

Student Profile: Claudine Clarke

Many students enroll in NC State distance education and simultaneously work within their field. The programs available allow professionals to further their careers while not having to take time away for education. This month we spoke to current student Claudine Clarke, who is in the second year of her Microbiology program. Previously, she completed a[…] Read More

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