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Keynote Schedule
Friday, October 19th
1:30 PM


Evelyn Frazier, Florida Atlantic University

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Evelyn Marques Frazier, Ph.D., is a NRMN Master Facilitator, Senior Instructor, and Director of the Introduction to Biological Research and Honors Thesis Program at Florida Atlantic University. These programs were developed under an NSF-Undergraduate Research and Mentoring award to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in undergraduate research and create a culture of research among undergraduate students. The program has trained over 168 students in 9 years. She is now expanding undergraduate research training to freshman and transfer students through the NSF-LEARN Program in the College of Science. Dr. Frazier is also a Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching Alumni (2006, 2007, 2012) and has modified her courses to promote active learning. She is an insect ecologist with experience in tropical ecosystems, and has been teaching introductory biology courses for 17 years. Her research interests are on gopher tortoise conservation, insect-plant interactions, and Biology Education.