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Uzman Selected for National Biology Education Leadership Group

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Akif Uzman, interim dean of the College of Sciences and Technology, was recently selected to serve as a member of the Vision & Change Leadership Fellows Team for PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education), a national leadership group for implementing recommendations for biology education at universities.

According to Uzman, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health convened a group of experts several years ago to look at biology education in the USA as a model component of science education. The group produced a document called Vision and Change, which represented their findings and recommendations, and invited 40 individuals across the country to develop a model for implementation.

As a member of the Vision & Change Leadership Fellows Team, Uzman will work with the other Fellows throughout this year-long process to describe thoughtful and creative approaches to implementing Vision & Change recommendations. The team will engage a broad cross-section of the nation’s undergraduate life science/biology community in identifying and prioritizing strategies for implementing biology education reform. Fellows will serve an important and visible role in representing this ongoing effort at the national level.

To learn more about PULSE, click here.