Spring Quarter 2024

Ed Talks @CEILS: Learning Community Meetings

Join us as we explore the latest high quality STEM Education Research studies and how to implement effective and inclusive teaching. We welcome guest speakers from UCLA and other academic institutions to share their research and lead small group discussions with our teaching and learning community. Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and anyone interested in STEM education research are welcome to participate.

The talks will be from 2-2:50 pm in Terasaki Life Sciences Rm 1100 (Zoom Option Available). 

Happy Hour after Lightning TAR session on May 16.


May 16, 2024

Lightning TAR (Teaching as Research) talks from CIRTL Scholars followed by a Happy Hour

Join us to hear three CIRTL@UCLA Scholars share their “Teaching-as-Research” findings. We have the following three talks lined up for this session:

  • Andrew Ramirez, PhD candidate, Bioengineering. Integrating Equity Principles into Bioengineering Machine Learning Curriculum
  • Emily Neer, PhD candidate, Psychology. Encouraging Undergraduate Students to Rest: A Classroom Intervention Study
  • Hannah Tandy, PhD candidate, Geology. Student feelings of Diversity and Belonging – Including Historical Context in Introduction to Oceanography

Andrew Ramirez, PhD candidate, Bioengineering

Emily Neer, PhD candidate, Psychology

Hannah Tandy, PhD candidate, Geology

MAY 23, 2024

Generative AI in 2024: Exploring Emerging Practices in Teaching and Learning

It has been less than two years since the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022, but rapid development of new AI tools has led to adoption by millions of users around the world, with full applications still unknown and untested. In this talk we will take a look at some of the emerging  practices in higher education for teaching and learning that instructors can integrate into STEM courses here at UCLA and discuss potential future impacts as well as concerns related to AI. 

About the Presenter: 

Jess Gregg is a Senior Associate Director at the Center for Education and Innovation in the Sciences (CEILS). She collaborates with instructors and units across campus to develop and implement programs and initiatives that support student learning and reduce inequities in educational outcomes for the Life and Physical Sciences.  

Jess Gregg M.A., Ed.M., LMFT. (she/her)
Senior Associate Director at the Center for Education and Innovation in the Sciences (CEILS)