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Nisha Kahn, Khanh Lu, Matt Wilk, Angelina Balh, and Ashley Muflam.
This year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge will include its first entry from Rutgers.  For this year's challenge, Rutgers students from all schools were invited to redesign an existing student space in the Rutgers Academic Building.  Proposals used design software to present a space that could serve the varying needs of the building's occupants, furnished with seating and accessories provided by Herman Miller.  "The A Team," comprised of Angelina Balh (SCI), Nisha Khan (Psychology), Khanh Lu (SCI & SAS) and Ashley Muflam (SCI) were declared the…

Stephen Chew
Stephen Chew, a nationally acclaimed expert on teaching and learning, will be the keynote speaker at this spring's Rutgers Active Learning Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Chew, a professor of psychology at Samford University, will deliver a keynote lecture as well as a workshop at the popular annual event that draws more than 100 faculty and staff from Rutgers and beyond. Trained as a cognitive psychologist, one of Chew's main research areas is the cognitive basis of effective teaching and learning. He has studied the use of examples in…

Challenge logo
Rutgers is participating in this year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge through which students can re-imagine and create a communal space in a campus building. Participants will create a proposal for refurbishing an area in a heavily used classroom building that is conducive to the way that students gather to study, work together, and socialize. The best submission from Rutgers will move on to compete against other Big Ten schools. The winning team at the conference level will receive $2,000 and, because the winning team's proposal will be funded and…

Workshop
Two well-received sessions from last May's Active Learning Symposium has been added to this fall's workshop schedule.  Active Learning Approaches to STEM Writing Intensive Courses, lead by the Learning Center's Corey Ptak, will outline a data-driven approach to teaching writing for STEM courses. Próspero…

Matt Wilk
The Consortium of College & University Media Center's Conference had a scarlet tint to it this year and not just because of the changing leaves in its Hudson Valley setting.  Rutgers-NB's most cutting-edge learning spaces were featured in the day's sessions.  Tim Van Woeart, Matt Wilk, and Dave Wyrtzen made the trip to Poughkeepsie, New York to discuss one of our boldest initiatives, the Immersive Synchronous Lecture Halls that connect Cook/Douglass and Busch campuses. Attendees learned about how Rutgers-NB is working to…