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Setting the Bar: O. Roger Anderson

Setting The Bar: Still Creating After All These Years. O. Roger Anderson

Still Creating After All These Years

O. Roger Anderson

For 50 years, O. Roger Anderson -'" Professor of Natural Sciences; Chair, TC's Department of Math, Science & Technology; researcher at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory -'" has bridged bench science and science education. n Anderson is a leading authority on plankton,including those that reflect ocean temperature change -'" but he's also recognized as the first, and currently leading,science educator to apply cognitive and neuroscience theory in research on science learning and thinking. He co-developed an early online science program that challenged students to use real-world data. He devises ways to enhance students' mental mapping of information. He co-founded a unique program for educators in dentistry. "TC people serve their disciplines, but also seek to improve society," Anderson says. He has set the bar.

Published Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

Setting the Bar: O. Roger Anderson

Still Creating After All These Years

O. Roger Anderson

For 50 years, O. Roger Anderson -'" Professor of Natural Sciences; Chair, TC's Department of Math, Science & Technology; researcher at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory -'" has bridged bench science and science education. n Anderson is a leading authority on plankton,including those that reflect ocean temperature change -'" but he's also recognized as the first, and currently leading,science educator to apply cognitive and neuroscience theory in research on science learning and thinking. He co-developed an early online science program that challenged students to use real-world data. He devises ways to enhance students' mental mapping of information. He co-founded a unique program for educators in dentistry. "TC people serve their disciplines, but also seek to improve society," Anderson says. He has set the bar.

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