Eighteen faculty members in the natural sciences departments in the University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences were recently awarded the Discipline-based Science Education Research (dB-SERC) Leader Award. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Burhan Gharaibeh, PhD, faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, is one of the awardees.
This yearly award recognizes and celebrates the contributions of the dB-SERC faculty learning community and their active participation in many dB-SERC events during the last academic year. These faculty members have played a key role in the dB-SERC weekly lunch discussions focusing on innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the natural sciences.
The dB-SERC promotes and supports evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning in the natural sciences. In addition to workshops and special events, the dB-SERC faculty learning community gives the faculty members opportunity to share their course transformation projects involving evidence-based approaches. More information about dB-SERC can be found here.
Congratulations, Dr. Gharaibeh!