Matthew Sayre

Senior Staff Specialist
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

Each year research faculty invite guest seminar speakers from alternate colleges and universities to present to interested faculty, staff and students.

Topics include research analysis, active learning, teaching practices, and cultural identity, to name a few. All are welcome to attend the seminars and workshops.

Series Schedule and Past Speakers

Wednesday, May 5, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Co-sponsored by  COS SMERC, School of Mathematics, and School of Physics and Astronomy
Computational Literacy: The Very Idea
Andrea A. diSessa, Corey Professor Emeritus of Education 
University of California at Berkeley

Wednesday, February 24, 1:25pm - 2:15pm, Zoom
Co-sponsored by GSoLS and SMERC
Using Religious Cultural Competence in Evolution Education (ReCCEE)
Dr. M. Elizabeth Barnes
Assistant Professor, Biology Department
Middle Tennessee State University

Monday, November 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Challenge of Estimating Graduation Rates for Small Cohorts
Adan Vela, Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida

Wednesday, October 14, 1:25pm - 2:15pm, Zoom
MAPLE, the Modeling Assessment for Physics Laboratory Experiments
Benjamin Pollard, Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Colorado Boulder

Friday, April 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Gosnell 2300
Our Hands as Skilled Communication Tools for Conveying Organic Chemistry
Dr. Tina Goudreau, Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
Rochester Institute of Technology

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 307 436 804

One tap mobile
+16465588656,,307436804# US (New York)
+13126266799,,307436804# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +385 1300 0988 Croatia
        +385 1777 6333 Croatia

Find your local number:

Friday, January 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Gosnell 2300
Here's How NTID Does Education Research
RIT / NTID Center of Excellence for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jessica Trussell, Assistant Professor
Center for Education Research Partnerships (CERP)
Masters of Science in Secondary Education Program

Friday, December 6, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Orange Hall 1360
Surveying the landscape: the student experience in introductory courses
Dr. Claire Meaders, Post-doctoral Researcher
Cornell University

Friday, November 8, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Orange Hall 1360
Perspectives and practices in sharing data-centric adaptations in the biology classroom: How, why and where are instructors sharing these high-impact pedagogies?
Dr. Kaitlin M. Bonner, Assistant Professor
Biology Department
St. John Fisher College

Friday, November 1, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Orange Hall 1360
Physics instructors needs and undergraduate learning
Dina Zohrabi Alaee, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Kansas State University

Wednesday, September 18, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Gosnell 2305
Unpacking the relationship between our beliefs about teaching and learning
and our instructional practices
Marilyne Stains - Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia

Wednesday, June 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Gosnell 3365
Title: Solving the Gender Fairness Issue on the Force Concept Inventory: Understanding the Roles of Validity, Reliability and Fairness
Rebecca Lindell . - Tiliadal STEM Education Solutions, Lafayette, Indiana

Wednesday, May 1, Gosnell A300
1:00pm - 1:50pm, Seminar Title: Community-based Research: Mobilizing Research for Social Change
2pm - 2:50pm, Workshop Title: The Methodology Candy Store: Finding New Research Approaches for Practitioner Inquiry
Mary Brydon-Miller - University of Louisville

Wednesday, March 27, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Gosnell A300
Title: Lighting the Way: Building Bridges to Access Success Through Progressive Mentoring
Beronda Montgomery - Michigan State University

Friday, March 22, 1:00pm - !:50pm, Gosnell 2154
Title: A Data-Drive Approach to Helping STEM Undergraduate Students During Key Transitions
Michelle Smith - Cornell University, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Wednesday, February 20, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Gosnell 1305
Title: Explorations in Evolution Education and Equity and Inclusion in STEM
Mason Wiles - Syracuse University, Department of Biology

Wednesday, November 14, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Gosnell 3365
Title: Engaging Students in Authentic Scientific Practices in Physics Lab Courses
Heather Lewandowski - University of Colorado, Boulder, Physics Department
Colloquium co-presented by: Science and Mathematical Education Research Collaborative (SMERC) and School of Physics and Astronomy