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Fisher Faculty Host Problem-Based Learning Science Day

September 21, 2016

For the third year in a row, a group of nearly 45 Advanced Placement chemistry students from Pittsford Sutherland High School presented their Problem-Based Learning (PBL) projects at St. John Fisher College.

Fisher faculty host a Problem-Based Learning Science Day.

This event, held in June, was part of a community partnership established between Dr. Marie Lo Re, a teacher a Pittsford Sutherland, and Drs. Nahyr D. Rovira-Figueroa and Kermin Joel Martínez-Hernández, professors in Fisher’s Chemistry Department.

Throughout the spring semester, both Fisher faculty trained and mentored the students on their PBL projects. Students then had the opportunity to present their work to their parents, high school principal, faculty and staff, Pittsford School superintendent, Fisher faculty, and their peers.

“Both PSHS and Fisher faculty are looking forward to continuing with this partnership,” said Martínez-Hernández, noting that the support from Fisher’s Faculty Development Grant program helped make the events possible.