Panel Discussion: Facilitating Interdisciplinarity in the Classroom and Beyond
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:00 - 11:30

Educating and training students to be interdisciplinary thinkers and team players can broaden impacts and enhance learning outcomes. The paths to get here are varied and sometimes complicated. Panelists will address such questions as, How do you integrate students into an IDR team/lab? How can curriculum and courses be structured around IDR questions? What are the best methods to “team teach” an interdisciplinary course?

Featured panelists:
• Dr. Catherine Willermet – Anthropologist and visiting scholar from Central Michigan University who co-taught an integrated interdisciplinary course exploring water rights, access to clean water, and water treatment methods
• Dr. Lourdes Echegoyen – Director of the Campus Office of Undergraduate Initiatives and PI/Co-PI of many funded projects/programs that are multidisciplinary in nature and engage students in authentic ID training and research
• Dr. Eddie Castañeda – PI of the Vulnerability Issues in Drug Abuse (VIDA) Project, a research training program aiming to increase the number of multidisciplinary faculty and students conducting transdisciplinary research about substance abuse disorder
• Ana D. Guzman – Civil engineering student at UTEP working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Elsa Villa on her NSF- funded Latinas in Engineering research project

We look forward to seeing you then.
Questions? Contact Gaspare Genna or Andrea Tirres.

Faculty Development
Staff Development
UTEP Union East, Acacia Room# 102A
Event Contact Point: 
Andrea Tirres