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Insight: May 2011

Insight: May 2011
In this issue of Insight, we explore diversity on campus, the science of spanking, the integration of technology into the classroom, and more.


Insight is the undergraduate newsletter of the College of Natural Sciences. In each issue, we explore the accomplishments of our undergraduates, the innovative research of our faculty, and the work the college itself is doing to transform undergraduate education.

Table of Contents

Snapshot: Shannon Allport

In this audio slideshow, biology major Shannon Allport reflects on the meaning of diversity on campus and in her life.

To Spank or Not to Spank?

We speak to Elizabeth Gershoff, associate professor in the School of Human Ecology, who studies the impact of spanking (and other, more severe forms of physical punishment) on children.

The Winners Are

A big shout-out to our recent award winners in the College of Natural Sciences.

Training Elementary School Teachers to Teach Science

The Hands-On-Science program is helping give elementary school teachers  the tools they need to engage children in the exciting process of scientific discovery.

College to Transform Intro Courses

Three large introductory courses in the College of Natural Sciences—biology, chemistry and statistics—will be transformed through the use of technology as inaugural recipients of the provost’s  Course Transformation Program (CTP).

The Nanoparticle Kid

In this video, we meet senior chemistry major Matt Welborn, who combines experimental X-ray diffraction data and electronic structure theory to quantify the disorder at the surface of 140-atom platinum nanoparticles.

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