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I-STEM Campus Affiliates Directory

Urbana-Champaign campus personnel interested in STEM education. This directory is intended to foster collaboration in grant-writing, outreach projects, evaluation, and other areas.

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John Abelson
John Abelson

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Emeritus Professor
abelson@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project(s): EaSE: Energy and Sustainability Engineering

I co-teach the interdisciplinary core course in the EaSE graduate certificate and the MEng - Energy Systems degree.

Gretchen Adams
Gretchen Adams

College of Applied Health Sciences
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs
gadams4@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
2. STEM Teacher Training & Professional Development
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project(s): Merit/MIST, NSF S-STEM

I am interested in STEM initiatives in K-doctoral programs. A wide spectrum that is all worthwhile!

Jennifer Amos
Jennifer Amos

Bioengineering
Teaching Associate Professor
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Director of Assessment and Evaluation
jamos@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project: Multiple NSF-funded projects in STEM education focusing on minimally-invasive assessment methods, stakeholder analysis for educational needs, inclusion and diversity, outreach programs, and STEM evaluation.

Matthew Ando
Matthew Ando

Mathematics
Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Life and Physical Sciences
mando@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
3. Undergraduate and Graduate Education Reform

I have been involved in a project to improve calculus instruction for Engineering students at the U of I.

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Rashid Bashir
Rashid Bashir

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Bioengineering,
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
Dean College of Engineering, Grainger Chair in Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering
rbashir@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate and Graduate Education Reform

Project(s): IGERT

Training grants, integration of engineering and biological sciences

Samuel Beshers
Samuel Beshers

Neuroscience Program
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
beshers@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate and Graduate Education Reform

Projects: Brain Awareness Day; Illinois Summer Neuroscience Institute (ISNI); Project NEURON; OLLI; Neuroengineering IGERT

Trying to combine outreach and educational neuroscience initiatives with support and professional skills development for students, Interested in involving other programs working on neuro-related projects.