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Letters and Science Fellows in Engagement Panel

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from Noon - 1:00 pm
Plant Biosciences Building, Room 108

Beth Burroughs is principal investigator of the Examining Mathematics Coaching project, a five-year $3.5 million NSF-funded project researching mathematics coaching. Over the last decade, she has led professional development for K-12 teachers in California and Montana, most recently supporting mathematics classroom coaches. She recently completed a term as board member of the Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics and chairs the Mathematical Association of America's Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers.

Charles (Bill) McLaughlin is a teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University. In addition to his award-winning teaching, he is active in a wide range of engagement activities. For the past five years, he has facilitated the Chemistry Department's involvement with the Montana Apprentice Program (MAP) and taught a weeklong chemistry "bridge" program to prepare Native American high schools students to engage with research mentors.

Kirk Branch has taught writing in an adult literacy center, a vocational school, a county jail, an Indian reservation and four universities, including Satya Wacana Christian University in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia, on a Fulbright Senior Scholar Lecturing Award in 2010-11. In March 2013, he was named an English Language Specialist by the U.S. State Department and hired by the U.S. Embassy in Nepal to run a series of writing workshops in three Nepali cities.

To recognize and celebrate the upcoming Year of Engaged Leadership the College of Letters and Science has established the Fellows in Engagement program. This one-time, AY 2013-14 program recognizes those in the college whose work includes a strong component of engagement with the communities served by MSU. Tenure-track faculty, non-tenure track faculty and staff were eligible for these fellowships.


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