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Two learning assistants at their posters
Seven learning assistants presented their undergraduate research as part of the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates on April 25, 2014 in the Livingston Student Center. Over 500 undergraduate researchers from more than 70 Rutgers' departments, centers, and  institutes participated in this year's event. To support all of the undergraduate research students, Learning Center staff members Stacey Artman, Mary Claire Brennan, and Mary Emenike helped judge poster presentations.... Continued
photograph from Future of Teaching Labs event
Learning Center staff and students participated in “The Future of Teaching Labs at Rutgers” in the Busch Campus Student Center Multi-Purpose Room on April 2, 2014. Dr. Chris Morett, Director of The Office of Scheduling and Space Management, organized this event to start the conversation among faculty members, students, administrators, and representatives from industry regarding laboratory facilities and the teaching of undergraduate science and engineering laboratory courses.
Divy at his poster in fall 2011
Divyagash Swargaloganathan is majoring in Biomedical Engineering with an anticipated graduation date of May 2014. Divy joined the LA Program in fall 2011 as a sophomore. He is currently participating in his third year as a learning assistant for the analytical physics I courses (01:750:123 & 124). Accomplishments Awards Tau Beta Pi Scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering Honors society Academic Excellence Award for being in the top 10% of rising junior class Internship Summer internship at Mathematical Bioscience... Continued
Mark Zoppina at fall 2012 poster session
Mark Zoppina is majoring in electrical and computer engineering. He will graduate with hs BS degree in May 2014. Mark joined the LA Program in fall 2012, and he is currently participating for his fourth semester as a learning assistant for the Introduction to Computers for Engineers (a.k.a., MATLAB; 14:440:127) course. As an LA for this course, Mark has helped his peers learn the software program MATLAB in recitations and as a study group leader. Accomplishments Mark is a member of the Society of Hispanic Engineers, the Rutgers Salsa Club, and the Rutgers Chess Club. Since the fall of 2012 he has been a Help Desk Consultant at... Continued
students studying together
The holiday season was a time for many students to recuperate after fall semester. For some students, winter break might have served as a welcomed relief after struggling through a challenging semester. For other students, winter break might have been a well-earned reward for working diligently and doing well in the fall. Whatever the case may be, coming back to a new semester comes with a slew of new challenges. Consequently, it is important to learn how to combat these challenges by utilizing effective strategies to help lay a good foundation for academic success in the spring.  STEP 1: Reflect. The beginning of the semester is a great time to reflect on your academic... Continued

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