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Today! Jonathan King with Biology Education Group

May 14, 2012

Biology Education Group Seminar

Professor Jonathan King

Title: Resistance to Expanding and Enhancing STEM Education: from Colonial Times to the Present

Seminar Date & Time: Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

Location: Biology Building, 68-181

Professor Jonathan King, professor of Molecular Biology at MIT, is an author or co-author of more than 200 scientific papers on genetic control of protein folding and virus assembly. Prof. King is a Past President of the Biophysical Society, past Councilor of the American Society for Microbiology and of the American Society for Virology. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, NIH MERIT Award, and MIT’s MLK Jr. Faculty Leadership Award.

Prof King has a long history of involvement in science education. At MIT he taught undergraduate laboratory core courses, and developed one of the first courses on “The Protein Folding Problem”. He directs the Science of the Eye Program and Darwin Society Project, which provide professional development for high school science teachers. Prof. King s a Director of the Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers, TERC (Technology Education Research Center) and the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences. He is an officer of Citizens for Public Schools, and serves on the Science Advisory Board of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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