SEAS LInc ~ Innovating Pedagogy in Engineering and the Sciences

  • 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
  • Stuart Shieber,ames O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science
  • Todd Zickler, PhD
  • 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
  • Xiao-Li Meng, PhD - attending Allen Downey, PhD Workshop -Eight Ways to Use Computation to Teach Everything Else
  • 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
  • Yiling Chen, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science

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

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 

LInc Announces Recipients of 2019-2021 Faculty Fellowships

Congratulations to David Clarke, PhD, Yiling Chen, PhD and Eli Tziperman, PhD who have each been awarded the LInc Faculty Fellowship

David Clarke, PhDDavid Clarke, PhD 
Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New Course Design: Materials Selection for Engineering Systems
Design New Course-  Fall 2019
Course Implementation - Fall 2020

 

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

LInc Postdoctoral Fellowships- Call for Applications

Linc LogoLInc is currently accepting applications for Post Doctoral Fellowships.  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. 

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 a 2017-2018 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. 

Linc Conversations

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

SEAS LInc Activity Report - 2018-2019

 

 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

Upcoming Events

2020 Feb 20

LInc Talk - TBA

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

TBA  

2020 Mar 26

LInc Talk

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

RSVP
Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

AgarwalPooja K. Agarwal, PhD
Cognitive Scientist & Author, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
Cognitive Scientist & Former K-12 Teacher
Author, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music (in Boston)
Founder of RetrievalPractice.org

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2020 Apr 23

LInc Talk

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

RSVP
Fostering Deep Intentions in Learning

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