Hunter named NAE fellow

Ally Hunter, a doctoral candidate in science education, has been named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-12 academic year. This honor is given as a result of her selection to and participation in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology held at Yale University. Institute participants from 12 research colleges and universities in the northeast assembled at Yale for five days of presentations and discussions focused on enhancing undergraduate education. Teams of Participants developed or adapted a series of “teachable tidbits” that they agreed to implement in a course during this academic year and to assess students learning based on that material, as well as a mentoring seminar designed to enhance the ability of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and others to mentor undergraduates in the research laboratory.