Category: MC Events
Published: Feb 17 2017 12:00AM
You're Invited to MC-Smithsonian Faculty Fellows Showcase Presentations Thursday, Feb.23 at 2 p.m. on the Rockville Campus, SC 152 (ground level, near pond side).
In December, a group of nine MC-Smithsonian Faculty Fellows completed a year-long exploration of museum-based learning. These faculty, from a variety of disciplines and from across the college, will present their final projects during the Smithsonian Showcase on the Rockville Campus on Thursday, February 23. The event runs continuously from 2-5 p.m. in the Rockville campus Science Center, Room 152.
Make plans to hear as your colleagues share reports on the creative, integrative work they've done with Montgomery College students this past year. The 2016 theme was, "American Ingenuity, Innovation and Enterprise" and their projects and assignments are both fascinating and inspiring. Join us!
2-2:15 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks - Sara Bachman Ducey
2:15 p.m. Ali Alavi (Business): Museum Visits: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Motivating a Diverse Student Body
2:30 p.m. Sonja Fisher (Education): With New Eyes: Expanding Learning Opportunities in the Museum and the Classroom
2:45 p.m. Virginia Miller (Chemistry): Sometimes it is Rocket Science:
Exploring the Chemical Connections and Innovations in American Space Flight
3 p.m. Rebecca Eggenschwiler (English): Analyzing the Museum: Empowering Students as Cultural Critics
3:15 p.m. Alan Cutler (Geology): Innovation and Evolving Views of Planet Earth
3:30 p.m. Cheryl Tobler (Music): Storytelling with Sound and Soundscapes
3:45 p.m. Jackie Middleton (Business): Native American Reflections
4 p.m. Dan Jenkins (Philosophy/TPSS): Thinking Critically and Concretely About Political Philosophy: Lockean Natural Rights and American Enterprise
4:15 p.m. Natalie Thomas (Reading): Using Museum Exhibits to Improve Critical Thinking Skills that Enhance Reading and Writing Skills
4:30 Sara Bachman Ducey, Concluding Remarks
This is an "open-house" style event -- you are welcome to enter or leave at the end of any presentation. MCTV will be there to videotape the presentations. Come join us for fun, potluck fare, and an intellectually satisfying experience!
Photo credit: Elizabeth Zabala
Front row (L-R): Mimi Mann (fellowship coordinator), Virginia Miller, Denise Dewhurst (Fellowship Co-Coordinator), Ali Aalavi, Natalie Thomas
Back row (L-R): Jackie Middleton, Alan Cutler, Dan Jenkins, Sonja Fisher, Sara Bachman Ducey (Paul Peck Humanities Institute director), Rebecca Eggenschwiler. Absent: Cheryl Tobler.