10th Anniversary Celebration of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching & Learning

A celebration of the Center's first 10 years of accomplishments in science education.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching & Learning is home to many science education initiatives at Rider and in the community, Rider's Teaching & Learning Center and its faculty development initiatives, and the University's Center for Distance Learning and Teaching.
Come celebrate our extraordinary partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Center's first 10 years of accomplishments in science education. 

Morning Session:
Breakfast of Science Champions!
9 - 11 a.m.       
Location: BMS CSTL
Come for breakfast -- with a side of ideas! Enjoy a breakfast buffet with science, math, and education faculty. Hear from them -- and their students -- about powerful approaches to teaching and learning science and math, all anchored in what we know about how people learn. What better way to champion science than to draw students into the discovery process? Are there implications for other disciplines?
Faculty presenters are:
Kathy Browne, Sylvia Bulgar, Judith Fraivillig, Alex Grushow, Peter Hester, Phil Lowery, Laura Hyatt, Jim Riggs, Reed Schwimmer, Nancy Weber and Todd Weber.

Afternoon Session:
Science Literacy: Awe and Understanding
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall
Keynote Address: Dr. Bruce Alberts is a prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science and mathematics education. He serves as editor-in-chief of Science and is one of President Obama's three science envoys. Alberts is also professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Physics at the University of California, San Francisco, to which he returned after serving two six-year terms as the president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
      Panel Discussion: Science literacy and our capacity for innovation have implications for education, industry, and the economy. Hear representatives from each of these sectors describe their vision and best ideas for meeting the region's needs. Panelists are:
Maya Agarwal Lundhagen, project director for The Opportunity Equation (, Institute for Advanced Study/Carnegie Corporation of New York           
Marie Leithauser, executive director, business operations and research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company           
James E. Riggs, professor, Biology Department, Rider University           
Mary Ellen Clark, assistant commissioner, N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development           
Teresa Maone, middle school teacher, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District           
Kathleen M. Browne, assistant provost and director, Rider Science Education & Literacy Center (SELECT), Rider University         
Honoring Our Donors: Sixteen corporate, foundation, government agency, and individual donors have given more than $5 million in support the Center's work in its first 10 years.

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