Fundamentally, science is the study of how things work ... both theoretically and practically. It is where we utilize the skills from all disciplines to solve real world problems and create future technologies. In order to truly study science a student must develop and utilize critical thinking skills. Such critical thinking skills are in great demand in today's workforce. These are the higher level skills which are "out of the box" in nature. I expect this kind of mature thinking in the work that we do in my classroom.
Each of us has some goal for our years in science. In order to balance the goals of the students, parents, administration, and the State, my overarching philosophy is to strengthen the student's technical / science skills. I want the students to be able to take on the challenge of the very technical world that they are going to inherit with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). I also want the students to become very strong thinkers and problem solvers.
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Bachelor of Science, Biological and Physical Sciences
Graduate Degree: University of South Florida-St Petersburg Campus - Master of Science, Marine Sciences
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