Dr. Bae honored at VCU Convocation
SOE assistant professor presented with Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award
By James Irwin, University Public Affairs
Friday, August 30, 2019
The faculty recognized at the VCU Convocation on Thursday — and VCU’s faculty in general — are connected by their desire to seek truth and improve the human condition, said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.
“They have one really great thing in common and that is an unshakable commitment to the people who benefit from our mission and vision — in teaching, research, service and care,” he said.
Christine Lee Bae, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Education, does this by conducting research in educational psychology and science education. Her NSF CAREER project partners with educators in local school divisions to improve middle school students’ knowledge in technology, math and science — and address “systematic inequities in K-12 education,” Bae said.
“Science is a subject where you are learning to read and write and think critically and communicate your ideas,” Bae said. “The major goal of this project is to get kids to talk science in classrooms, to get them excited about making sense of complicated ideas so they develop scientific literacy.”
Below: "VCU's 37th Annual Opening Faculty Address and Convocation" (from YouTube; Total Running Time: 55 minutes 45 seconds)