221 Academy Street, Suite 402C
Harker ISE Lab, University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Breonna Martin is a preceptor for the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Labs. She began her post as a preceptor at the University of Delaware in 2013, teaching the integrated introductory Biology and Chemistry courses. Since then, she has worked within a team of dedicated educators to design interdisciplinary course components such as investigative laboratory modules, and engaging class activities to help prepare students for further education and careers in STEM fields. She has also taught Revolutionary Science, a course that integrates history, physics, chemistry, biology, and technology to provide non-science majors with an opportunity to discuss and experience science as a scientist would. In all of her courses, Ms. Martin strives to challenge students to develop their skills as both scientists and citizens.
Ms. Martin earned a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware. During her undergraduate and graduate careers, her studies and research were focused on cellular and cancer biology. While completing her graduate education, Ms. Martin helped to coordinate the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Science Education Program First Year Seminar at the University of Delaware. In this role, she worked to educate, mentor, and support undergraduates as they progresses through their first semester of college. During this time she was exposed to, and witnessed some of the benefits of active learning. As a result of her early experience educating undergraduates, Ms. Martin began to advocate for active learning in the classroom. She developed and implemented active learning tools while teaching at Harford Community College. Here, she also served on a Study Skills Committee, where she coached her colleagues on the benefits of group studies, and implementation of effective group work in the classroom.
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