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RIA #53: Dr. Candice Foley and Nina Leonhardt on Teaching Research Methods

Dr. Candice Foley

Dr. Candice Foley

On this episode, Katie is joined by two guests:

Dr. Candice Foley, who serves as the STEM Coordinator for all Suffolk County Community College NSF STEM Scholars on three campuses and the Principal Investigator for SCCC’s two consecutive National Science Foundation STEM scholarship grants, the National Institute of Health Institutional Research and Career Development Award grant, and the Long Island Community Foundation Removing Barriers and Strengthening STEM capacity at Suffolk County Community Colleges grants. Dr. Foley has also served on national grant projects involving curricular reform for chemistry education. Her experiences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Suffolk County Community College, and Brookhaven National Laboratory has enabled her to focus upon the adaptation and implementation of innovations in classroom learning and undergraduate research through curricular innovation and technology based software for the community college application. Candice has over 25 years of experience in both the research and teaching communities on Long Island and endeavors to bring her perspectives of each of these realms to her STEM students at Suffolk County Community College. 

Nina Leonhardt

Nina Leonhardt

Nina Leonhardt is the Associate Dean for Continuing Education at Suffolk County Community College. Nina oversees a compendium of STEM-oriented programs for pre-college and college students. Most of these programs are funded by NEW York State Education, Labor and Health departments. Nina has over 35 years of experience in higher education and STEM. She earned an M.S. In Electrical Sciences from Stony Brook University.

Transcript (.docx)

Show Notes

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Segment 1: Teaching Research Methods [00:00-10:38]

In this first segment, Candice and Nina share their philosophies for teaching research methods.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Teaching Research Methods in a Community College Setting [10:39-19:32]

In segment two, Nina and Candice discuss teaching research methods to community college students.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Teaching Research Methods Online [19:33-31:58]

In segment three, Candice and Nina share about the online research methods course they developed for off-site students.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-02:57]: Resources for Teaching Research Methods

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-04:47]: Grant Funded Community College Programs for Training in Research Methods

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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