SEAS LInc ~ Innovating Pedagogy in Engineering and the Sciences

  • Todd Zickler, PhD
  • Stuart Shieber,ames O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science
  • Hanspeter Pfister, An Wang Professor of Computer Science
  • Elena Glassman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Tim Kaxiras. John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics. Director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science.
  • Rob Wood,Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Rob Howe,Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering. Co-director, Harvard MS/MBA Program
  • David Clarke, PhD- attending the LInc Workshop - Allen Downey, PhD -Eight Ways to Use Computation to Teach Everything Else
  • Robert Howe, PhD attending the SEAS LInc Faculty Luncheon- 11/15/18 - Speaker Peter Dourmashkin, PhD - Blended Learning in a TEAL classroom
  • Eric Mazur, PhD October 2017 SEAS LInc Science of Learning Speakers Series
  • Na Li, PhD
  • Greg Tucci, PhD - attending the Allen Downey, PhD Workshop -Eight Ways to Use Computation to Teach Everything Else
  • Hanspeter Pfister,An Wang Professor of Computer Science
  • Yiling Chen, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
  • Julia Lee, Executive Director for Education and Research and Rob Wood,Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Kelly Miller, Lecturer of Applied Physics and Ruth Graham, Guest Speaker LInc
  • Pia Sorensen, PhD attending the SEAS LInc Science of Learning Speaker Series:  Encouraging Great Questions: An Invitation to Deep Scientific Understanding- James Ryan, JD -
  • Nabil Harfoush, Visiting Associate Professor in Engineering Sciences and David Clarke, Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials
  • Aditya Ranganathan, PhD Student - Applied Physics and Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics
  • Xiao-Li Meng, PhD - attending Allen Downey, PhD Workshop -Eight Ways to Use Computation to Teach Everything Else

Welcome

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has established The SEAS Learning Incubator (SEAS LInc), whose mission is innovation of pedagogy in engineering and science. More

LInc Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 Faculty Fellowships

Congratulations toYiling Chen, PhD, James Honan, EdD, Ethimios Kaxiras, PhD, Mike D. Smith, PhD, and Salil Vadhan, PhD who have each been awarded the LInc Faculty Fellowship for the academic year 2020-2021. 

 

Yiling Chen, PhDYiling Chen, PhD
Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New Course Design:  AM 122 Convex Optimization and Applications (tentative title) 
Course Design: Fall 2020 
Course Implementation: Fall 2021

 

James Honan, EdDJames P. Honan, EdD 
Senior Lecturer on Education 
Harvard Graduate School of Education 
Course Redesign: A-027/MLD-427 - Managing Financial Resources in Nonprofit Organizations 
Course Design: Fall 2020 
Course Implementation: Spring 2021

TIm Kaxiras, PhD Ethimios Kaxiras, PhD 
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Course Redesign: Applied Math 20 - Computing for Science and Engineering
Course Design: Fall 2020 
Course Implementation: Spring 2021

Michael D. Smith, PhDMichael D. Smith, PhD 
John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New Course Design: Equivalent alternative to CS-50
Course Design: Fall 2020 
Course Implementation: 2022

Salil Vadhan, PhDSalil Vadhan, PhD 
Vicky Joseph Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics​​​​​​
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences​​​​​​
New Course Design: Computer Science 120 Introduction to Algorithms & the Theory of Computation
Course Design: Spring 2021
Course Implementation: Fall 2021 
 

LInc Postdoctoral Fellowships- Call for Applications

Linc LogoLInc is currently accepting applications for Post Doctoral Fellowships with a start dates of  August/ September 2020. The position requires a combined expertise in a specific scientific discipline with in-depth knowledge of teaching methods and research on learning. The postdoctoral fellows will collaborate with SEAS LInc Faculty Fellows to develop and implement course transformation (design/ redesign of an existing course of design of a new course), as well as provide background research on teaching and learning; identify evidence based educational practices; and design assessment instruments to measure learning and gather comprehensive data on student learning and thinking. More information - please click here. 

Call for Proposals: LInc Faculty Fellowships 2020-2021

Proposals Due: February 10, 2020

The Learning Incubator (LInc)  is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for LInc Faculty Fellowships for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  A LInc Faculty Fellowship permits faculty to dedicate time normally devoted to teaching a course to the re-design of an existing course to implement new research-based pedagogies and improve learning gains.  More 

Upcoming Events

2020 Apr 09

LInc Talk

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

East Dining Room, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St.

Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
Cancelled - due to University Policy on COVID-19. We will reschedule this talk during the next academic year. 

AgarwalPooja K. Agarwal, PhD
Cognitive Scientist & Author, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music
Founder of RetrievalPractice.org

... Read more about LInc Talk

2020 Apr 23

LInc Talk

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

East Dining Room, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St.

Fostering Deep Intentions in Learning  
Cancelled - due to University Policy on COVID-19. We will reschedule this talk during the next academic year. 

ken bainKen Bain, PhD 
President of The Best Teachers Institute 
Author - What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press) 
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Linc Conversations

Ruth Graham, PhDLInc Conversations - Eric Mazur, Linc Faculty Director, engages educational leaders in conversation. Click here for more info. 

SEAS LInc in the News

Designing the classroom for deeper student engagement and feedback on learning 

MahadevanL Mahadevan, Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics in SEAS, and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics in FAS used his SEAS Learning Incubator LInc Faculty Fellowship to emphasize active learning in his Mathematical Modeling course. He implemented a flipped classroom approach to enable students to come to class with problems and questions to collaborate on, time to develop their own problems from scratch, and work on modeling with peers. The foundational arc supporting this process has students move from observations through abstraction, analysis and communication, and iteration - More

 

Instrumental Lessons in Engineering

Jessica Han, A.B. ’20, a computer science concentrator, carefully sets a laser-cut record onto the record player during a lab for Engineering the Acoustical World (ES 25). (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)

 

Rob Wood, SEAS LInc Faculty Fellow and Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences has implemented his newly designed course, Engineering the Acoustical World.  Adam Zewe of SEAS News covers reactions to the new course in his article, Instrumental Lessons in Engineering. 

SEAS LInc Activity Report

 

 Annual Report 2018-2019The SEAS LInc Activity Report is now available.
Many thanks to all who participated in the past year!
We look forward to your participation in the coming year!

Link to SEAS LInc Activity Report