Dr. Norb J. Pienta will visit the TEC main campus, and present a talk and conduct a workshop at the College of Sciences, University of Costa Rica, UCR. Both institutions have large STEM departments, which are active in disciplinary research and teach large numbers of students.
Educational research, and more so discipline-based research, is an emergent field of study in Costa Rica. The purpose of this visit is to promote chemical education at tertiary level as a scholarly activity, thus supporting the development of the field. Dr. Pienta will share his views and knowledge as chemical education researcher and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education. This event will provide participants a strong framework to better understand the process of rigorous educational research and to systematize their educational efforts aiming at publishing in international journals. Furthermore, this event will create a space for individual faculty members across several departments to come together and build a community of interest.
The full program of the visit and other information may be accessed here: https://santiagosandi-urena.com/second-page/