Linda Padwa, M.A.T.  padwa
Associate Director, Science Education

M.A.T. Science Education, Harvard University
B.A. Chemistry, Queens College

Linda Padwa is a lecturer in the Science Education Program. She has taught Methods I and Methods II classes and supervises student teachers in the Undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

After her retirement from a position as a high school science teacher, Ms. Padwa joined the Science Education Program at Stony Brook University. She is currently the Associate Director of the program and is an adjunct in the Chemistry Department at the University.

During her career as a science teacher Ms. Padwa taught high school chemistry, earth science, AP environmental science, science research, and eighth grade general science. She also served as faculty advisor for a wide range of co-curricular activities and clubs, including National Honor Society, Academic Team, Science Olympiad Team, and Robotics Club.

Ms. Padwa has served as a consultant for the New York State Education Department as a question writer and test editor for the Chemistry Regents Examination Development Committee and as a member of the Regents Examination in Chemistry Laboratory Component development committee. She is an active member of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS), where she is the Suffolk Country Subject Area Representative for Colleges.

As a leader in the Biology Chemistry Professional Development Network (BCPDN), Ms. Padwa has conducted numerous in-service workshops for chemistry teachers. She represents the BCPDN at Science Summit Meetings that are held each year in conjunction with the New York State Education Department.


Tel:  631-632-7075
Fax:  631-632-9791


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June 1: Deadline extended for application for Ph.D. in Science Education Program


Three Graduate Science Courses for teachers offered in Summer 2015

*NEW* High School Applied Math Program - Fall and/or Spring semesters   

March 27: Physics Open Night - "Computation-inspired physics: from Maxwell demon to relativistic quantum mechanics" (Dr. Dmitri Averin)

April 3: Astronomy Open Night - "Illuminating Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Inflation using the Oldest Light in the Universe" (Dr. Neelima Sehgal)

April 10: Physics Open Night - "Merging Neuro and Nano" (Dr. Konstantin K. Likharev)

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