Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP)

Catherine Quinlan, Ph.D.

March 27, 2017


Dr. Catherine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Howard University. Dr. Quinlan graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a doctorate in Science Education. She is also the lead instructor for Endeavor's Life in Space: NASA's International Space Station and Astrobiology course for the U.S. Satellite Laboratory, whose mission is to promote exemplary STEM education.

She is also a member of the American Biology Teacher (ABT), Association for Science Teach Education (ASTE), National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), and the National Association of Science Teacher (NSTA). Her research interests focus on helping students understand the nature of science that culminated in the following publications: "Exploring Data to Learn about the Nature of Science" and "Bringing Astrobiology Down to Earth."

Judges from the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Committee selected Dr. Quinlan as the 2016 winner of CETLA's Teaching with Technology Award. She will receive a certificate and $1,000 as part of the award for her work with the Mars Student Imaging Project. The cash award is provided by CETLA and is meant to encourage Howard University faculty to be innovative in their use of technology and teaching and learning practices.

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