USD Participates in NSF's STEM for All Video Showcase


Two videos from the University of San Diego are featured May 13 through 20 at in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase. 

"Malate Dehydrogenase CURES Community," looks at how instructors from community colleges to large universities can bring research into their laboratory classrooms. The three-minute video (
by Chemistry and Biochemistry Professors Jessica Bell, Anthony Bell and Joseph Provost highlights the goals of their project, faculty and student perspectives, and preliminary findings. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. 
"Instructors working with hundreds of students at one time wonder how they're going to give them an individualized research experience," said Bell. "We've got a way, we've tested it, and we want to share it with you. Students are going to come away a better student and someone who's going to stick with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)." 
Another video, ( was submitted by USD Professors Odesma Dalrymple, Perla Myers, Yaoran Li and Vitali Popov. 
Now in its fifth year, the annual showcase features more than 240 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the week-long event, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote their favorites.
The theme for this year's event is "Innovations in STEM Education." Video presentations address improving K-12 STEM classroom, informal environments, undergraduate and graduate education, teacher professional development and community engagement. Collectively the presentations cover a broad range of topics including science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, cyberlearning, citizen science, maker spaces, broadening participation, research experiences, mentoring, professional development, NGSS and the Common Core.


Liz Harman