Faculty member Katherine Law selected as CAISE Fellow
Biology Faculty member also chosen to attend Informal Science Education Summit
Katherine Law, Assistant Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, has been selected as a CAISE (Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education) Fellow for 2008-09. She will attend the Informal Science Education (ISE) Program principal investigators (PIs) Summit 2008 held in Washington, D.C. on July 25-26, 2008 where she will get to meet and network with leaders in the field of Informal Science Education. As reported by the CAISE Leadership & Diversity Task Force, competition was strong amongst many deserving candidates. Congratulations to Ms Law!
The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is dedicated to advancing and improving the practice of informal science education in its many and varied forms—through film and broadcast media, science centers and museums, zoos and aquariums, botanical gardens and nature centers, digital media and gaming, and youth, community and after-school programs. Founded in 2007 with support from the National Science Foundation, CAISE focuses on increasing and communicating the value of NSF’s investments in informal science education.
Katherine Law obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University in the area of Psychology and then went on to receive her Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in the area of Biological-Psychology. Mrs. Law is currently ABD in the Conservation Biology PhD program at the University of New Orleans.
Her areas of current research include avian conservation, invasive species, avian behavior, patch dynamics/biogeography, and conservation ecology. Previously, she has worked in the areas of sexual selection, avian acoustic communication, and intraspecific competition.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College, founded in 1916 by the Marianites of Holy Cross, has played a major role in the education of a diverse New Orleans student body. The College is part of the Catholic educational system developed by the Congregation of Holy Cross which includes such institutions as, the University of Notre Dame, Saint Edward’s University and the University of Portland. Over fifty percent of the College’s students come from the East Bank of the Mississippi River and a majority of the students remain in the area. They teach the children of the community, take care of loved ones when they are ill, operate the businesses citizens depend on, minister in Churches and social agencies, and volunteer their time to the city they call home. In short, the quality of their OLHCC education has an impact on the quality of life in metropolitan New Orleans and Louisiana.