Polymathic Scholars is an honors program designed for undergraduates committed to the sciences who also
have passionate interests beyond them. The program's mission is to foster these students' creative
curiosity by helping them integrate their diverse interests into an academic degree plan
that's both rigorous and personally rewarding.
As a part of the program, I am working a Capstone Thesis for the Evidence and Inquiry Certificate titled Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes using Design Strategies. In this paper, I explore the overlap between teachers and designers and propose ways in which design thinking strategies can be applied to instructional planning to improve learning outcomes. You can read my paper on TSW here!
The Bridging Disciplines Programs allow undergraduates to develop a secondary area of specialization
that complements their major. The Digital Arts and Media program guides students toward careers in this
dynamic field by providing a unique mix of courses from fine arts, design, radio-television-film,
computer sciences, humanities, and engineering.
As a part of this program, I have created a capstone website that simulated various disabilities such as low motor control, different levels of color sensitivity, and navigating using a screen reader. To learn more visit the project page here!
The UTeach program combines rigorous STEM degrees with secondary teaching certification. It emphasizing deep understanding of STEM content, practices and pedagogy, and strong connections between theory and practice. Upon completion of the program, I received the Texas Educator Certificate in Computer Science (grades 8-12) from the Texas Education Agency. Lesson plans from my semester apprentice teaching can be found here.