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Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE)

Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative (SMERC) includes many reserachers with an interest in STEM education, who are involved in numerous collaborative, grant-funded projects.

Photonics and Optics Workforce Education Research (POWER)
Photonics and Optics Workforce Education Research (POWER) unites higher education, discipline-based education research, and workforce development in order to investigate core aspects of typical undergraduate STEM programs. Read More
Principal Investigator: Ben Zwickl, Kelly Martin
Post-doctoral Researchers: Anne Leak, Sue Rothwell

Molecular Biology Education Research Group (MBER)
The Molecular Biology Education Research (MBER) Group is a collaborative research lab co-led by Dr. Dina Newman and Dr. Kate Wright, faculty in the Gosnell School of Life Sciences at RIT. The team studies how students think about molecular biology concepts and develops tools for improving biology education. Read More
Principal Investigators: Dina Newman, Kate Wright

Graduate Admission and Retention Research 
The Graduate Admission and Retention Research is a study of Holistic practices to increase diversity and retention in Physics Graduate Programs. Read More
Principal Investigators: Casey Miller, Scott Franklin, Ben Zwickl
Post-doctoral Project Coordinator: Lindsay Owens

 

SMERC Team Members

Senior Lecturer
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
3110 Institute Hall
(585) 475-4964
Adwoa Boateng
COS Library Liaison
Research and Instruction Services
1424 Wallace Library
(585) 475-7402
Michael Eastman

Michael Eastman

Associate Dean, Professor
College of Applied Science and Technology
CAST Dean's Office, ROSS 1130
(585) 475-7787
Scott Franklin
Director, CASTLE
Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
2116 Carlson Building
(585) 475-2536
Dehui Hu
Lecturer
School of Physics and Astronomy
Thomas Kim
Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Material Science
A161 Thomas Gosnell Hall
(585) 475-5149
Kelly Norris Martin
Assistant Professor
School of Communication
3200 Eastman Hall
(585) 475-2142
Dina L. Newman
Associate Professor
Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences
2284 Thomas Gosnell Hall
(585) 475-4482
Lindsay Owens
Postdoctoral Project Coordinator
School of Chemistry and Material Science
3355 Thomas Gosnell Hall
(585) 475-4394
Susan Rothwell
Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Physics and Astronomy
3361 Thomas Gosnell Hall
(585) 475-4305
Leslie Kate Wright
Associate Professor
Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
2110 Thomas Gosnell Hall
(585) 475-4669
Dr. Rita Margarida Almeida Magalhaes

Rita Margarida Almeida Magalhaes

Postdoctoral Researcher
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence
Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
Orange Hall Room 1333
585 475-5069
Dr. Brittney Wyatt

Brittney Wyatt

Postdoctoral Researcher
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence
Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
1333 Orange Hall
585 475-5069