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Congratulations to Marissa Stroud and Dr Boury

Marissa ROGHAIR STROUD | PhD Candidate | Bachelor of Science | Iowa State  University, IA | ISU | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Congratulations to Marissa Roghair Stroud of the Halverson Lab for passing her prelims! Marissa is studying CRISPRi and plant-associated bacteria. Marissa joined the Halverson lab in the spring of 2020.

Further congratulations to Dr Nancy Boury, Dr Nick Peters, and EB Wlezien on being featured in an article by ISU CALS. Their article, "Active learning sparks collaboration and understanding", describes their participation in the NSF-funded PALMS (Promoting Active Learning and Mentorship) network.

“When you do active learning, often times those exercises demand the application of knowledge,” Boury said. “You can Google almost anything and get information, but there is a world of difference between information and knowledge. Active learning allows students to transform information into knowledge, and that is what they are going to be taking with them into their careers.”

In addition to Boury’s guidance, Peters and Wlezien have access to many other resources through the PALM Network. They can attend meetings with other members of the active learning community to discuss different practices and receive funding to attend educational conferences. Eventually, Peters and Wlezien will publish their activities to be used in classrooms at other universities. - Read full article here