ScIC3 “Science is Cool” is the third free virtual unconference for science teachers and STEM educators around the world. The conference takes place on Wednesday, July 8 to discuss remote learning, equity, and accessibility within STEM education as we approach a very unique school year. The keynote event kicking off the day is the infinitely engaging StarTalk: Cosmic Queries with Neil deGrasse Tyson and his comic co-host Chuck Nice.
This year’s conference also features LabXchange’s own faculty director and principal investigator, Dr. Robert Lue. Robert Lue is the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning where he is responsible for fostering innovative teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and elevating its profile on campus. Additionally, Rob is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard and has taught undergraduate courses since 1988, garnering recognition as one of Harvard’s foremost leaders in undergraduate education.
Rob has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. As the faculty director of the Harvard-Allston Education Portal, Rob oversees the integration of undergraduate education with community outreach on Harvard’s Allston campus, and in 2012, Rob’s extensive work on using technology to enhance learning took a new direction when he became the faculty director of HarvardX. At HarvardX, the Harvard component of the edX partnership in online education with MIT, Rob helps to shape Harvard’s engagement in online learning in a way that reinforces the university’s commitment to teaching excellence and works to expand Harvard’s reach and impact globally. For a decade, he served as the director of Life Sciences Education at Harvard, where he led a complete redesign of the introductory curriculum that created some of the largest and most popular science courses on campus.