STEM Education Center

 

Devarati Bhattacharya

Graduate Research Assistant

STEM Education Center
320R LES

1954 Buford Avenue
Tel: 612/626-1524
devarati@umn.edu

Graduate Student, Ph.D. Program, Curriculum and Instruction, Fall 2011
MS, Environmental Sciences, July 2000
Emphasis Environment Science and Technology
Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, Uttaranchal, India

Curriculum Vitae

As an ecologist, I have been involved in projects that have investigated the regional and global effects of Global Climate Change. I believe that there exists a “disconnect” in our society between the “global” and “local” understanding of this phenomenon, which is the underlying cause of mass misconception and confusion. Empowering teachers with the tools to create and develop conceptual understanding of such critical environmental issues is the first step in creating a social construct that influences global policy change. Thus, my current research is oriented towards designing professional development workshops that increases the expertise and confidence of teachers in teaching Global Climate Change issues from both local and regional perspectives.

Activities/Awards:

  • Volunteer ZAP camp, Minnesota Center for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN, July 2008
  • Guest Lecturer, Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Classes, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN, 2007-2009
  • Science Fair Judge, Southwest/South-central Minnesota Science Fair, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN, 2006-2009
  • Topper's Merit Certificate, Master of Science in Environmental Science, Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, India, April 2000

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, Association of Women in Science, Duluth Chapter, 2007
  • Member, Ecological Society of America, 2007

Selected Presentations

  1. Graduate Research Conference. Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2008

  2. National Seminar on the Environmental Hazards and Future Generations.  Chinmaya Degree College, Hardwar, India, 2002

  3. National Symposium on the Status of India's Faunistic Diversity and Environment.  Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, India, 2001


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