Chancellor's Fellow Anne Baranger to Study Evaluation Methods for STEM Departments

September 21, 2009

Anne Baranger Dr. Anne Baranger, Associate Professor in Chemistry, has been appointed to the I-STEM Education Initiative as a Chancellors Fellow for the Academic Year 2010. She will be working with I-STEM to develop a method for the evaluation of STEM departments and students for which the Chemistry department will serve as the prototype. In addition, Dr. Baranger will be working to establish a campus STEM task force involving STEM disciplinary units, which will meet two or three times a semester. While the task force will sponsor some outside speakers, its main thrust will be to establish a better flow of information and collaboration between related STEM units on campus.

Dr. Baranger is also affiliated with the Biochemistry Department and the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology. Her research focuses on understanding, controlling, and modifying processes involving RNA using biophysical, biochemical and synthetic approaches. Dr. Baranger received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her bachelors degree from MIT.
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