Dear colleagues,

The UCI Education Research Initiative invites you to attend two March events with Dr. Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Founding Executive Director of the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m., March 7 at Calit2 3008

Seminar: PLTL: A student-faculty partnership for transforming the learning environment

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  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., March 8 at Humanities Gateway 1341

Workshop: Peer-Led Team Learning. This workshop will provide an overview of the PLTL model of teaching, construction of appropriate workshop units and training of peer leaders.

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For more information about the Education Research Initiative’s seminar series and the initiative itself, visit

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar and/or workshop.

Brian Sato, Director
Interim Associate Dean, Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation
Associate Teaching Professor, Molecular Biology & BiochemistryDi Xu, Co-Director
Assistant Professor, EducationNatascha Buswell, Co-Director
Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering