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Kristen Mitchell

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 10:32 am / October 16, 2017


Portrait of Kristen Mitchell

Kristen Mitchell

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

Kristen Mitchell recently attended the 18th Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science, sponsored by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The mission of NCCSTS is to promote the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning.

Travel funding for Mitchell’s trip was provided by WIDER PERSIST at Boise State; PERSIST is a Boise State project in the National Science Foundation WIDER program, which stands for Widening Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Reforms. WIDER aims to substantially scale up evidence-based instructional practices. WIDER’s ultimate goals are improved student learning and retention, and increased number and graduation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors, including under-represented students. Boise State PERSIST extends WIDER’s goal across the university.