NSF Story Highlights STEM Education Research of Michelle Smith

The research of Michelle Smith, assistant professor in the School of Biology and Ecology, is the focus of a National Science Foundation Discovery feature, “Rules of engagement: Transforming the teaching of college-level science.” Smith is the principal investigator on four projects and a co-principal investor on another, all aimed at improving nationwide science instruction and assessments. The Dec. 18 NSF story notes that Smith is a science education advocate and molecular biologist who “uses her analytical background to create teaching strategies that energize both students and faculty.” The story quotes UMaine faculty Mary Tyler and Farahad Dastoor, and includes photos by UMaine student Amanda Clark.