Phoebe Asante, Xing Bing Cai, and George Tarantino Receive the Outstanding Learning Assistant Award

This is the first year the Biology Department recognized the wonderful efforts of all of our Learning Assistants (LAs) by presenting “The Outstanding Learning Assistant Award” to the group of LAs who presented a poster that was judged by the Biology Honors Committee to best outline procedures that will improve teaching in our undergraduate laboratories. Financial support for this award was made possible by Professor Emerita Elizabeth Godrick.

Top award:
Phoebe Asante, Xing Bing Cai, and George Tarantino, for their poster titled Strengthening Fundamental Laboratory Skills of Students in BI108. The poster outlined procedures that will improve pipetting techniques and a second exercise that will improve the students’ ability to properly use a microscope. Each exercise was accompanied by an instructional video made by the students and a guide to performing each technique.

Second Place tie:
Hannah Carroll, Christopher Petty, Ella van Deventer: Improving Student Preparation and Engagement via Interactive Pre-Lab Activity

Anoush Calikyan, Andrew Faria, Kevin Kuang, and Steven Nunez: Incorporation of Clinical Applications of Lab Concepts to Stimulate Interest and Understanding in Modules