News

December 7, 2022

2022 dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards

The 4 recipients of the 2022 dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards have been recognized in an article in the University Times, as have the recipients of the 2023 dB-SERC Mentor/Mentee Awards. Congratulations to the award recipients!

December 7, 2022

2022 Winners Announced for dB-SERC Leader Awards

Congratulations to the fourteen faculty members who received dB-SERC Leader Awards this past year! We thank them for their support and contributions to the dB-SERC community. Read here in the University Times.

November 22, 2022

Inclusion in Physics at Pitt

Dr. Chandralekha Singh, founder of dB-SERC, was featured in a recent Pitt Pulse article about women in physics. The article discusses womens' lower self-efficacy in the field and ways to increase womens' representation in physics including an intervention physics courses.

November 22, 2022

Jennifer Lasser recieves 2022 Bellet Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Laaser, faculty member in the chemistry department! She is one of three recipients of the 2022 Bellet Award, which recognizes outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies. Read about it here!

October 31, 2022

2022 Winners Announced for dB-SERC Leader Awards

Congratulations to the fourteen faculty members who received dB-SERC Leader Awards this past year! We thank them for their support and contributions to the dB-SERC community. Read here in the University Times.

February 1, 2022

2022 dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards

The 4 recipients of the 2022 dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards have been recognized in an article in the University Times, as have the recipients of the 2023 dB-SERC Mentor/Mentee Awards. Congratulations to the award recipients!

January 1, 2022

Jennifer Laaser receives 2022 Bellet Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Laaser, faculty member in the chemistry department! She is one of three recipients of the 2022 Bellet Award, which recognizes outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies. Read about it here!

December 7, 2021

Inclusion in Physics at Pitt

Dr. Chandralekha Singh, founder of dB-SERC, was featured in a recent Pitt Pulse article about women in physics. The article discusses womens' lower self-efficacy in the field and ways to increase womens' representation in physics including an intervention physics courses.

January 2, 2021

2021 dB-SERC Leader Awards

Congratulations to the eighteen faculty members who received dB-SERC Leader Awards this year! We thank them for their support and contributions to the dB-SERC community.   Read the full list of recipients and learn more about the award here.

January 1, 2021

2021 dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards

The reciepients of the 3 Course Transfomation Awards and 1 mentor mentee award for 2021 were featured in the University Times this week.  Read the full article online here.

December 1, 2020

Equity in Physics and Biology

This week, we saw two exciting new articles about equity in science.

September 1, 2020

2019-2020 dB-SERC Leadership Awards

We are excited to share that 14 dB-SERC community members have been recognized for their leadership in our community. For more details, see the article at the University Times.

August 1, 2020

Fall 2020 SEISMIC Events

SEISMIC, a collaboration of 10 universities working together to improve equity in introductory STEM courses, has launched their Fall 2020 Speakers Bureau. A number of the talks will be of interest to the dB-SERC community. See the talk schedule on the SEISMIC website.

January 1, 2020

2020 dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards

The University Times this week has an article about the 2020 recipients of dB-SERC Course Transformation and Mentor/Mentee Awards. We are very proud of the 9 recipients of the Course Transformation Award and the 2 recipients of the Mentor/Mentee Award for 2020. Read the full article online here.

February 28, 2019

Belonging Intervention Fosters Success

Snapshot, the newsletter of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, featured dB-SERC community members Dr. Ericka McGreevy, Dr. Kevin Binning, and Dr. Chandralekha Singh in a recent article. The feature describes their work to develop and implement an ecological belonging intervention in introductory biology and physics classes. The intervention has been shown to increase academic performance, attendance, and persistence, especially for students from historically underrepresented groups in those disciplines.