Location: Bioscience Research Building, University of Maryland
Dates: June 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2009
Aforum for the informal exchange of ideas among faculty who research andteach microbiology co-hosted by the University of Maryland andMontgomery College. Students learn best when they are actively engaged and see the relevance in what they arelearning. This conference is an effort to think about those currentissues / problems in infectious disease (host pathogen interactions -HPI) that can serve as tools towards more effective teaching of basicmicrobiological concepts.
The goal of the HPIResearch and Teaching Summer Workshop will be to discuss currentresearch in host pathogen interactions, as well as current and emergingglobal issues and problems that require understanding of HPI topics andintersect this conversation with a discussion of current research onhow students learn science and the concerns and problems facing thosewho teach science, specifically topics of microbiology relevant to hostpathogen interactions. See Workshop Agenda.
Sponsoredby a NSF-CCLI grant “Activities to support deep and research orientedlearning of host pathogen interactions” to the University of Marylandand Montgomery College and the University of Maryland College ofChemical and Life Sciences.