|Kristen La Magna, MAT|
|Education Specialist & Laboratory Manager, Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory|
BS Biology, Stony Brook University
I am the lab manager and an instructor for the Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory. After graduating with my BS in Biology from Stony Brook University in 2008, I enrolled in the MAT Biology program. During the program I began teaching in the Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory and completed my student teaching in West Islip School District. In the BTL, I work with current MAT students by training and mentoring them to become instructors in the lab. I am also working to bring new and innovative activities to the labs to enhance the experience for the students. During the summer, I am involved in teaching and assisting in the Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Award for NYS Community College Students, BioPREP and Biotechnology Summer Camp programs.
This past summer I presented my work on high school students and the use of 3-D tactile protein models at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) national meeting.
Student-designed tactile models for use in their own learning
Outside of CESAME, I am an active group fitness instructor, teaching classes both on campus for SBU students and off campus. I currently hold national certification through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). I hold licenses with Zumba® Fitness and Turbo Kick®. I am currently pursuing my personal trainer certification through AFAA.
October 9: Physics Open Night - "Spin Crisis: What do we know now" (Dr. Abhay Deshpande)
October 16: Living World Open Night - "Coastal Ocean Acidification" (Dr. Christopher Gobler)
October 23: Geology Open Night - "Deciphering the Climate History of Mars through the Mineralogic Record" (Dr. Deanne Rogers)