Meet Three Faculty Experts
Inclusive teaching of mathematics
Katharine A. Ott
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Beneficial economic behaviors for others and society
Sandra H. Goff
Associate Professor of Economics
Poet,teacher, artist, community-engaged scholar
Ian Khara Ellasante
Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tyler Harper: Making bread and breaking bread on MLK Day
With the Grateful Dead playing in the background, Tyler Harper led a dozen students through “Just Flour,” a step-by-step, hands-on exercise in bread making that included discussions about environmental justice and African American baking.
Meredith Greer: Teaming with Lewiston schools to improve math education
While volunteering in the Lewiston Public Schools, Meredith Greer had a chance encounter with an educator who was preparing to use robotics to teach math lessons. That led to a win-win collaboration between Greer’s First-Year Seminar and a team of Lewiston technology coaches.
Aleksandar Diamond-Stanic: Joining major announcement explaining ‘odd radio circles’
When Aleks Diamond-Stanic arrived at Bates in 2016, the term “odd radio circle” — which refers to the massive rings that encircle entire galaxies — didn’t even exist, because astronomers hadn’t discovered them.
Michel Droge: Painting the ocean depths and discovering an octopus nursery
A fish on stilts, an octopus nursery, and “bioluminescent disco balls” are just a few of the deep-sea wonders Michel Droge saw while spending a month at sea as an artist-in-residence on a scientific expedition.
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