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GGC’s Dr. Alessandra Barrera awarded $8,000 grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials

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Dr. Alessandra Barrera, associate professor of biology, was awarded a $8,000 continuous grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials for a cell biology course. The funding is provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant program. Barrera’s colleagues for this grant are Drs. Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy, Shoshana Katzman and Jennell Talley, all associate professors of biology.

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GGC's Dr. Zengjun Chen awarded $21,987 transformation grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials

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Dr. Zengjun Chen, associate professor of physics, was awarded a $21,987 transformation grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials for an introductory physics course and its lab. The funding is provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant program. The project will save GGC students about $78,450. Chen’s colleagues for this grant are Drs. Sherita Moses and Lijun Pang, both assistant professors of physics, and Dr. Qing Shao, associate professor of physics.

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GGC’s Drs. Umar Khokhar and Binh Tran awarded $10,240 transformation grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials

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Dr. Umar Khokhar, assistant professor of information technology, and Dr. Binh Tran, associate professor of information technology, were awarded a $10,240 transformation grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials for a physical science in robotics course. The funding is provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant program. The project will save GGC students about $34,800.

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GGC's Drs. Tae Song Lee and Sairam Tangirala awarded $4,000 continuous grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials

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Drs. Tae Song Lee and Sairam Tangirala, both associate professors of physics, were awarded a $4,000 continuous grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials for a calculus course. The funding is provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant program.

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GGC's Dr. Rabia Shahbaz awarded a $30,000 transformation grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials

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Dr. Rabia Shahbaz, assistant professor of mathematics, was awarded a $30,000 transformation grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials for a precalculus course. The funding is provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant program. The project will save GGC students about $78,400. Shahbaz’s colleagues for this grant are, Dr. Jayme Curry Savage, associate professor of mathematics; Angi Lively, instructor of mathematics; Dr. Ekaterina Nathanson, associate professor of mathematics, and Sarah Park, instructor of mathematics.

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GGC's Tonya DeGeorge awarded $6,000 continuous grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials

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Tonya DeGeorge, instructor of mathematics, was awarded a $6,000 continuous grant to develop low- or no-cost instructional materials for a calculus course. The funding is provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant program. DeGeorge’s colleagues for this grant are Dr. Katherine Pinzon, professor of mathematics, and Dr. Joshua Roberts, associate professor of mathematics.

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GGC’s Dr. Kristi Amatucci participates in panel to discuss strategies for meeting teacher shortage needs

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Dr. Kristi Amatucci, associate professor of literacy education and interim associate dean in the School of Education (SOE), participated in a panel of education program specialists from around the state. Sponsored by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the panel discussed innovative strategies for meeting teacher shortage needs. Amatucci shared Georgia Gwinnet College strategies, such as offering SOE's special education program online to better serve students in the paraprofessional track. She also described an interns-as-teachers residency program SOE will pilot next year in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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Drs. Qing Shao and Joseph Ametepe publish in Georgia Journal of Science

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Dr. Qing Shao, associate professor of physics, and Dr. Joseph Ametepe, professor of physics and associate dean for the School of Science and Technology, published the article “Student-developed Laboratory Activities Using Rolling Object on an Inclined Plane to Improve Student Learning” in the "Georgia Journal of Science," Vol. 80, No. 2, 2022. This work is supported by funding from the School of Science and Technology, University System of Georgia, STEM Initiative Phase II.

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GGC's Dr. Riccardo "Ricky" Fiorillo receives the Meritorious Teaching Award

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Dr. Riccardo "Ricky" Fiorillo, professor of biology, was awarded the Meritorious Teaching Award at the Annual Association of Southeastern Biologist Conference 2022.

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GGC team presents at the 2022 USG Teaching and Learning Conference

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Dr. Michelle Rosemond, vice president for Student Engagement and Success, Dr. Justin Jernigan, senior associate vice president/dean of student success, and Dr. Mei Miranda Zhang, associate provost, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and professor of finance/ internationalization, presented "Protecting Student Growth Mindset and Faculty Engagement from COVID-19" in the Deeper Dive sessions at the virtual 2022 USG Teaching and Learning Conference.

   

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