Marina Milner-Bolotin

Marina Milner BolotinDr. Marina Milner-Bolotin is a science educator within the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. She specializes in science (physics and mathematics) teaching and studies ways of using technology to promote student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). For the last 25 years she has been teaching science and mathematics in Israel, US (Texas and New Jersey) and Canada. She has taught physics and mathematics to a wide range of students: from elementary gifted students to university undergraduates in science programs and future teachers. She also has led a number of professional development activities for science in-service and pre-service teachers and university faculty: from LoggerPro training workshops, to clicker and tablet training, and to physics content presentations at conferences and PD days. Since 1994, she has been engaged in science education research. Dr. Milner-Bolotin earned her M.Sc. in theoretical physics at Kharkov National University, Ukraine in 1991 and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in science education at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. At UT Austin, she investigated how project-based instruction in science courses for future elementary teachers affected their interest in science and their ability to do and teach science. Before joining UBC, she was an Assistant Professor of Physics at Ryerson University in Toronto. Dr. Milner-Bolotin was a member of the Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT, 2008-2013) and was a President and a representative for BC Section of AAPT (www.bcapt.ca). At UBC, she was promoted to an Associate Professor in May of 2015. She is actively recruiting graduate students. To learn more about Dr. Milner-Bolotin, visit her research web site at: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mmilner/ .

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