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Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse has a background as a researcher is in industrial environmental chemistry and chemistry education. The practical knowledge from these fields heavily influences her teaching style. As an educator, her primary goal is for each student to become an independent thinker, tackle atypical problems, and cultivate collaborative skills. To achieve these goals, she incorporate evidence-based teaching strategies into my course design. Her courses use a variety of contemporary multimedia sources as a medium for instruction; creating an environment that facilitates understanding and collaboration. Current societal issues are utilized as examples to help students understand how chemistry is related to a wide range of applications and everyday occurrences.
She a founding member of the Academic Affairs Diversity Taskforce, former chair of the taskforce education committee, and current chair of the Diversity Speaker Series. In addition, she edits the taskforce newsletter and is the administrator for the taskforce’s STARS digital repository page.
Megan is also a facilitators for LGBTQ+ 101 and has an Inclusion Champions certificate.