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Welcome

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

Upcoming Events

2017 Sep 13

Science of Learning Speaker Series

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

TBA

Edward Crawley, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Ford Professor of Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rethinking Engineering Education

The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) is an undertaking of the School of Engineering of MIT whose aim is to rethink engineering education focusing specifically what students learn and how students learn. NEET begins with the premise that engineering education can no longer

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2017 Oct 20

Faculty Workshop: Team-Based Learning: Group Work that Works

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

TBA

Michael Sweet, PhD 
Senior Associate Director, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research 
Lecturer, Department of Psychology 
Northeastern University


In this workshop, faculty will experience Team-Based Learning (TBL), an instructional strategy that both teachers and students have reported increasing levels of student engagement, preparation, participation and critical thinking.   Read more about Faculty Workshop: Team-Based Learning: Group Work that Works

2017 Oct 26

Science of Learning Speaker Series

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

TBA

Stuart Firestein, PhD
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University

Ignorance: How it Drives Science

Knowledge is big subject but Ignorance is an even bigger one. It is ignorance not knowledge that is the true engine of science. Dr. Firestein will explore the role which ignorance plays in the process of building scientific knowledge and advancing science. How do we encourage students to be comfortable with uncertainty and failure while they

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SEAS LInc Announces Recipients of 2017-2018 Faculty Fellowships

Congratulations to L. Mahadevan and Todd Zickler who have each been awarded the SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc) Faculty Fellowship for 2017-2018.

L. Mahadevan, PhDL. Mahadevan, PhD 
Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Course:  AM115: Mathematical Modeling
Fall 2017 

Todd Zickler, PhDTodd Zickler, PhD 
William and Ami Kuan Danoff Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Course: EC/CS183: Computational Photography
Spring 2018 

The SEAS LInc Faculty Fellowship is an endowed, competitive program which is designed to provide faculty with dedicated time to focus both on substantial pedagogical changes in their course and on the development of plans for evaluating resulting outcomes in learning. A Faculty Review Committee composed of university wide faculty reviewed all proposal submissions and recommended the finalists. The SEAS LInc Faculty Fellowship aims to positively influence learning and teaching at SEAS and to contribute to a growing community focus on intellectual inquiry around teaching and learning. Both Maha and Todd bring rich experience in teaching and learning and a spirit of innovation and progress which will allow them to grapple successfully with the complexity of their proposed pedagogical changes.  Read More 

SEAS LInc Preceptor in Educational Innovation Position Opening

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for full-time Preceptor in Educational Innovation, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal. This position supports Faculty Fellow(s) of the SEAS Learning Incubator to develop and coordinate innovative courses and curriculum, and also serves as a broad administrator for the senior capstone design project course ES100. More Information 

SEAS LInc Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position Openings

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invites applications for Postdoctoral researchers to support Faculty Fellow(s) of the SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc) for a one to two-year appointment. This program focuses on innovation of educational pedagogy in engineering and/or science. More information