Problem-Based Learning Science Day at Fisher an Annual Tradition
Faculty members in the Chemistry Department hosted the fourth annual Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Day at Fisher earlier this summer.
Moving to a new location in the Donald E. Bain Campus Center Mainstage, the gathering showcased 11 PBL projects. A group of 45 advanced placement chemistry students from Pittsford Sutherland High School (PSHS) presented their results in front of a well-attended crowd. This event is part of a community partnership established between Dr. Marie Lo Re, a teacher at PSHS, and Dr. Nahyr D. Rovira-Figueroa and Dr. Kermin Joel Martínez-Hernández, professors from Fisher’s Chemistry Department.
PSHS students were trained and mentored on their PBL projects over the course of five weeks and presented their PBL projects in a poster and oral presentations to their parents, PSHS administrators, faculty, staff, and students, as well as Fisher faculty, including Dr. Irene W. Kimaru, chair of the Chemistry Department.
“PSHS and Fisher faculty are already looking forward to continuing this annual tradition,” said Martínez-Hernández. “We would like to thank the Fisher Faculty Development Grant for their support over the years for this event.”