Heather Renyck, a 1997 IUP graduate, will present a program, “Motivating Your Students and Keeping Yourself Inspired at the Same Time: Professional Development Strategies for Current and Future Science Teachers,” at 4:30 p.m. November 9, 2009, in Walsh Hall, Room 104.

The program is free and open to the community.

Renyck has taught in a variety of schools, from Indiana to New Hampshire, since graduating from IUP. She has also traveled around the world, participating in earth science research projects on land and at sea. Her most recent research experience was as a member of the National Science Foundation-funded “School of Rock” program.

During the program, she will share advice with current and future teachers about how to discover research opportunities, where to find the time and resources to pursue them, and what the most effective ways are to incorporate personal research experiences back into the science classroom.

For more information, contact the Geoscience Department at 724-357-2379.