Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., second presentation at this time
Location: 104 Gore Hall 

Our session will explain the collaborative project called MSMS, “Making Science Make Sense”. Honors biochem students, video production and journalism students worked together in Fall 2015 to make science make sense. We will offer detail on how we designed the course, implemented it, and the student outcomes. We want to offer advice and encouragement to those working on (and who want to work on) cross-disciplinary collaborations.



Dr. Lydia R. Timmins

Lydia Reeves Timmins    
Asst. Professor, Communication

Professor Timmins earned a PhD in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in 2010 and a MJ (Master’s of Journalism) from Temple in 2001. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional television journalist to the University. She worked in large and small-market TV stations in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States, spending 14 years at Philadelphia’s NBC10 as a producer, writer and digital editor. She has worked on-air and been a director, producer, photographer and editor. She has covered stories including the Clinton impeachment hearings, 9/11, the GOP National Convention in Philadelphia and the Amish school shootings. Her research interests focus on local television news and the impact it has on the audience, news media ethics, digital convergence and the field of telepresence.


Dr. Jacqueline L. Fajardo

Jackie Fajardo    
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professor Fajardo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Washington State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Education from the University of Northern Colorado. In 1996, Dr. Fajardo was awarded an undergraduate research fellowship from the Department of Energy leading to her first authentic undergraduate research experience in the Advanced Organic and Analytical Methods Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. Upon completion of her Ph.D, Dr. Fajardo began teaching courses in general chemistry, scientific writing, and principles of scientific inquiry. She also collaborated with high school teachers on implementation of active-learning pedagogies within their own classrooms. Since July 2013 she has been an Assistant Professor within the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Within this capacity, she teaches honors-level integrated general chemistry and strives to bring interdisciplinary relevance to her classrooms.

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