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Putting The ‘Science’ Back Into Science Labs

By: Helen Lee Bouygues,  in Forbes
November 13, 2019

This Forbes news article focuses on the work of Natasha Holmes, Ann S. Bowers Assistant Professor of Physics, and her efforts to innovate student learning.

“This approach has long-term positive effects. Students are not only more engaged; their lab notebooks show a deeper understanding of scientific methodology, and, after an initial training period each semester, most continue to employ critical thinking skills without prompts,” the article says. “Or take Al-Shamari, again. He’s left the community college and now studying engineering and physics at UC-Irvine.”

Read the entire article here.