The Science Teaching and Learning Group (STaLG)


The Science Teaching and Learning Group (STaLG) is an open discussion group that has been meeting regularly for a number of years. Our goal is to provide a place where science faculty from all disciplines, as well as others involved science education at Grinnell, can come together for informal conversations, brainstorming and strategy-sharing on a variety of topics in science teaching and learning.

We will meet at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 (dates for Spring semester TBD) and are hoping to be able to return to providing lunches this year (watch for an announcement), so put STaLG on your calendar and plan to join us!

2013-2014 Coordinators are Ben DeRidder and Jerod Weinman. Questions? Suggestions? Ideas for future topics? Let us know!

Committee Members: Ben DeRidderJerod Weinman

Past committee members include:

Elaine Marzluff, Sam Rebelsky, Chris French, Shonda Kuiper, Ben DeRidder, Jerod Weinman, and Andrea Tracy.

Prior to Fall 1999, Mary Mader and the Dean's office, among others, were involved in coordinating and organizing the group.

Contact Information:  641-269-3169

All meetings will be held at noon in Noyce 1022.


2013 Fall Semester Schedule:

September 25: Integrating ethics

October 30: Studio-based learning

November 6: Considering a research pipeline


Spring 2014 Inductees:

  • Rebecca Carpenter '15
  • Elizabeth Gillig '15
  • Dongye Lu '15
  • Stella Oh '16
  • Dan Teng '15
  • Emily Twedell '15

Fall 2013 Inductees:

  • Lorraine Blatt ’14
  • Miriam...

Over winter break, several members of the department attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, the largest annual gathering of mathematicians and statisticians in the world. Chris Hellmann ('16) and Brennan Langenbach ('16) presented a poster entitled "Symplectic Transformations as R-...


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