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Vandana Apte
Academics As a fourth-year student, Vandana is in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program, majoring in Biotechnology with a concentration in Bioscience Policy and Management, and minoring in Women's and Gender Studies. She is a General Chemistry Study Group Leader for the Learning Centers and a Presidential Scholar, currently working on her George H. Cook Honors Thesis, which focuses on the efficacy of organ donation policies. Vandana became the Editor in Chief of the Rutgers Journal of Bioethics, writes bioethics-themed columns for the Daily Targum, and is an active member of the Bioethics Society. For her genetics research... Continued
Lucille Lu receiving award
This year's National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Conference was held on September 28-30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida, where two of our Learning Centers staff presented on behalf of the Academic Coaching program. Lucille Lu, Developmental Specialist, and Nora Devlin, Lead Academic Coach both did an excellent job representing the Rutgers Learning Centers and both received outstanding positive feedback for their presentation sessions from audience members. Although they may have been in sunny Florida, majority of their trip was spent attending others' sessions and preparing for and facilitating their own conference sessions! Lucille Lu's presentation, titled "... Continued
Jenny Park
Service Jenny typifies the caliber of Rutgers Learning Centers peer leaders:  distinguished academic achievement, enthusiasm for learning, and a deep and abiding commitment to helping her fellow students. As a first-year student, Jenny mentored newly admitted first-year students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Fund Summer Program and tutored MATLAB. Now in her fourth year, majoring in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Jenny currently serves as a Learning Assistant to students enrolled in Transport Phenomena I, a course that studies the complexities fluid dynamics. “One of the greatest joys in helping students,” according to Jenny, “is to be a part of their... Continued
Boot Camp logo
Join us on May 17th for a day focused on active learning. From 9am to 3pm on Livingston Campus there will be talks, presentations, panels, demonstrations, and workshops tailor made for Rutgers faculty and staff who are using or interested in using active learning techniques. Whether you are a veteran of active learning or new to this exciting approach to teaching, the Boot Camp offers something for everyone. The centerpiece of the day will be a keynote talk from Robert J. Beichner, pioneer of the SCALE-UP project, an approach to active learning that has sparked changes in teaching... Continued
The Learning Center team after the conference
This spring break marked a milestone for the LCs as we prepared for the PA/NJ College Reading and Learning Association's annual conference.  All of our full-time staff members except for one were able to attend the conference, including two of our part-time academic coaches. The informative sessions presented throughout the day—marketing, assessment, tutoring techniques, civility in the tutoring context, and how to form valuable partnerships across campus—pushed us to reflect upon and broaden our understanding of our own services and how we can best support student learning on the New Brunswick Campus as we move forward into the summer and new academic year. One of the highlights of the... Continued

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