Introduction to Neuroscience, a large lecture class at Cornell University, adopted a system of weekly web quizzes combined with web-based computer simulations to illustrate and ask interactive questions of students on physiological problems with quantitative and qualitative reasoning, subjects that traditionally cause difficulty.
In addition to two sections per semester, I teach a summer course to undergraduates and some graduate students in animal science, biology, human ecology and engineering. My classes cover the basic techniques and methods needed to work with and understand the role of microorganisms in everyday living, as well as their role in changing our environment. Usually I have contact with 80 students per year (fall, spring and summer semesters).
Taught a class on intellectual property management to graduate students, leading to a better appreciation of intellectual property.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences annually organizes teaching workshops to provide new ideas for faculty members to enhance the learning experiences of students as they prepare to become leaders in society.
Why do students attend class? Will they attend class if other, more convenient, modes of acquiring the information are available? This project is aimed at determining why students attend class. If we understand why they attend class, then those features can be augmented to enhance the classroom experience and facilitate learning.
This project provides access to a collection of 14,000 video clips that relate to entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. Searchable by keyword, theme, and open searches, the content contains real-world insights and advice from practicing entrepreneurs and other experts. Topics include: agricultural entrepreneurship, marketing, strategy, commercialization, leadership, cash-flow management, funding topics, and much more. Beneficiaries include: (1) educators worldwide and (2) those starting/running small businesses who are looking for practical advice and inspiration.
Teaching finance to undergraduate business majors hoping to focus on finance as a career helps to prepare many of them for employment in financial services, corporate finance and consulting. Teaching finance to non-finance business majors and to non-business majors prepares them for some of the business issues they will face as entrepreneurs, agricultural managers, doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists, to name just a few directions in which my students go after graduation.
This education program trains undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduate professionals from around the world in the application of satellite remote sensing methods in global ocean research.
We prepare society-ready bachelor of science-level graduates in biological and environmental engineering.