Science of Learning

Isn't it interesting that we spend so much time learning and so little time looking at how we learn?  This FIG explores neuroscience-based cognitive theories that you can apply to master general chemistry and other challenging courses.

Note: Please see academic advisor before attempting to add a chemistry FIG.

College Connections Faculty: Randy Sullivan

Photo of College Connections faculty for Science of Learning, Randy Sullivan.

Randy Sullivan is the Lecture Demonstrator and a Senior Instructor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is also the current President of the University Senate. He says that ever since he was a kid he has been teaching anything to anybody who would sit still long enough to listen. “I love teaching chemistry because if is the science of stuff, the stuff that everything is made of. So chemistry makes us think abstractly about things that are really concrete. I mean, we are around stuff all day, every day.”

FIG Assistant: Kylee Huck


Summer Assignment

For your summer assignment, please make a list of ten words describing the best teacher you have ever had as well as another list of ten words describing the worst teacher that you have ever had. Please bring these two lists to the first FIG meeting during Week of Welcome.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.