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Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

AAPT 2013 winter meeting January 5-9, Catalyst Center director Michael Loverude, postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li and physics graduate student April Hankins attended the 2013 winter national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in New Orleans, LA. The conference provided

Dr. Barbara Dougherty Speaks at CSU Fullerton

Catalyst center hosted Dr. Barbara Dougherty as the fall invited speaker on Friday Oct 26. Dr. Dougherty is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri. Her research areas include using measurement to develop mathematical concepts for K-5

Catalyst Center Bids Farewell to Mary Emenike

The Catalyst Center bid a fond farewell to Dr. Mary Emenike on August 10. Mary had served since last November as the first postdoctoral researcher employed by the center. In that short time, Mary proved to be a capable organizer

2 Catalyst Members Attend Summer Conferences: AAPT and PERC

Catalyst director Michael Loverude and postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li attended the summer national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers as well as the annual Physics Education Research Conference, held July 29 - August 2 in Philadelphia.  Loverude and

Catalyst Members Attend TRUSE Conference

Catalyst Center Director, Michael Loverude, along with 4 other Catalyst members (Joel Abraham, Mary Emenike, Nicole Engelke, and Sissi Li) attended the 2012 Transforming Research on Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) Conference, a conference to promote the integration of research on undergraduate mathematics, physics,

Outstanding Professor Lecture

Outstanding Professor Martin V. Bonsangue not only told “America’s Math Story,” he had the audience computing math, and he sang math’s praises, too.

CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education

Catalyst Center members Dr. Mary Emenike, Dr. Maria Grant, Dr. Sissi Li, Dr. Natalie Tran, and Dr. Michelle VanderVelt participate in the CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education, organized by College of Education Professor Amy Cox-Petersen and sponsored by

Postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Sissi Li who earned her Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University.

Postdoctoral scholar Mary Emenike joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Emenike who earned her Ph.D. in chemistry education research from Miami University.

Michael Loverude receives Center Expansion Grant

Mike Loverude, the newly named director of the CSUF Catalyst Center for Advancement of Research in Teaching and Learning, receives $15,000 grant from CSUF's Center and Institute Planning and Expansion Program.

Michael Loverude appointed Director of the Catalyst Center

Mike Loverude heads research efforts to advance learning, teaching of science and math in his new role as Director of the CSUF Catalyst Center.

Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

AAPT 2013 winter meeting January 5-9, Catalyst Center

Dr. Barbara Dougherty Speaks at CSU Fullerton

Dr. Barbara Dougherty Speaks at CSU Fullerton

Catalyst center hosted Dr. Barbara Dougherty as

Catalyst Center Bids Farewell to Mary Emenike

Catalyst Center Bids Farewell to Mary Emenike

The Catalyst Center bid a fond farewell

2 Catalyst Members Attend Summer Conferences: AAPT and PERC

2 Catalyst Members Attend Summer Conferences: AAPT and PERC

Catalyst director Michael Loverude and postdoctoral scholar

Catalyst Members Attend TRUSE Conference

Catalyst Members Attend TRUSE Conference

Catalyst Center Director, Michael Loverude, along with

Outstanding Professor Lecture

Outstanding Professor Lecture

Outstanding Professor Martin V. Bonsangue not only

CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education

CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education

Catalyst Center members Dr. Mary Emenike, Dr.

Postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li joins the Catalyst Center

Postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome

Postdoctoral scholar Mary Emenike joins the Catalyst Center

Postdoctoral scholar Mary Emenike joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome

Michael Loverude receives Center Expansion Grant

Michael Loverude receives Center Expansion Grant

Mike Loverude, the newly named director of

Michael Loverude appointed Director of the Catalyst Center

Michael Loverude appointed Director of the Catalyst Center

Mike Loverude heads research efforts to advance

Postdoctoral Scholar Mary Emenike Leaves the Catalyst Center

Last group photoThe Catalyst Center bid a fond farewell to Dr. Mary Emenike on August 10. Mary had served since last November as the first postdoctoral researcher employed by the center. In that short time, Mary proved to be a capable organizer and productive researcher and played a key role in all Catalyst activities.  Most of all, Mary's thoughtful and cheerful demeanor was appreciated by all who had the opportunity to meet and work with her. Mary will be leaving California to start a new position at Rutgers University, where she will be serving as Director of STEM Support Programs and coordinating the new Learning Assistant program. Mary's primary researtch at CSUF centered on the College of NSM's Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, and she performed many hours of interviews with faculty, SI Leaders, and students in the courses with SI components.



Mary has presented posters on this work at two scholarly meetings, the American Chemical Society's 2012 national meeting in San Diego and the Transforming Research in STEM Education (TRUSE) Conference in St. Paul, MN in June 2012. She recently delivered a report on this work for the SI program, and will soon be preparing papers on her findings for publication in national journals. While we all certainly wish Mary could stay at CSUF, she will be starting a permanent position that is closer to her family on the east coast, and of course everyone wishes her success and good fortune.

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