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Astrophysicist Dr. Tim McKay Shares Insight on Equity in STEM Education

Published: 10/09/2018

By: Maria Gebhardt

Dr. Tim McKay, an astrophysicist from the University of Michigan, traveled to Auburn University for the first time to speak on Monday, October 8. His presentation “Equity in STEM Education – Personalizing Education for Student Success” discussed grade anomalies and gender comparisons in both foundational lecture courses and lab courses. 

He discussed the patterns of performance differences in an array of courses at the University of Michigan as well as at other major universities.  Dr. McKay shared key tools including ECoach, a digital coaching tool based on 20 years of experience.

Dr. Tim McKay is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, Education, and Director of the Digital Innovation Greenhouse at the University of Michigan.  The Digital Innovation Green house includes STEM practioners and researchers plus professional software developers, behavioral scientists and visual designers. 

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