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Graduate School: Applying, Living, Thesising

The Professional Student is a blog about everything grad school from the application process to my experiences living as a grad student, being a parent in grad school, and researching the role of chemistry in the evolution of our universe.

Scientific outreach isn't just for kids

Olivia Wilkins

 At the end of January, I joined Caltech's chemistry club at Cleveland Elementary in Pasadena. Being at an elementary school, my audience seemed obvious: the younger half of the popular K-12 outreach target. What I found, however, was that parents were just as, if not more, interested in the demonstrations, and I realized that in outreach to students, we often overlook an important ally: their parents and guardians.

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TeachWeek: Day 5

Olivia Wilkins

TeachWeek is a "celebration of teaching and learning" at Caltech. This year, the program is centered around the time of Empowering Learning. On the agenda for the fifth day: a rapid-fire session giving ideas and practices that can be incorporated into your own teaching.

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TeachWeek 2017: Day 4

Olivia Wilkins

TeachWeek is a "celebration of teaching and learning" at Caltech. This year, the program is centered around the time of Empowering Learning. On the agenda for the fourth day: a seminar about transforming general chemistry into a more active and effective experience.

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