Monday, January 8, 2018  
BGSU works with area schools to promote student research | Clark-Taylor new director of the Women's Center
Toledo Natural Science Technology Center student Charlette Hornyak works on a project in the greenhouse.
BGSU works with area schools to promote student research

It’s an unlikely setting in which to find a group of high school science teachers: gathered around tables in a concrete-floored, industrial style building, where a miniature Vietnamese pig snorts happily in her pen nearby, baby chicks and two pregnant Flemish giant rabbits share another pen and various types of mushrooms flourish in containers. And that’s just one small area of the rambling Frank Dick Natural Science and Technology Center (NSTC), a Toledo Public Schools vocational school adjacent to Toledo Botanical Garden.

But the unusual space is a wonderland for students to learn about the natural world, and a perfect setting for teachers to learn about how to guide and inspire the students to conduct original research. The teachers, from NSTC and Springfield High School, are part of a project led by Bowling Green State University whose aim is to increase the number of underrepresented students participating in the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (OJSHS) in March 2018 and engage students in scientific research and STEM studies, showing them they could have successful careers as STEM professionals.

The teachers and BGSU directors Dr. Emilio Duran, a professor in the BGSU School of Teaching and Learning, and Susan Stearns, assistant director for programing and development of the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education (NWO), have been meeting regularly since the beginning of September, putting in long hours after the school day to make the project a success.


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Angela Clark-Taylor
Dr. Angela Clark-Taylor has arrived as the new director of the Women’s Center. An experienced higher education administrator, organizer and community leader, she is deeply committed to gender equity, empowering women and creating a community free from violence and oppression, said Dr. Thomas Gibson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost.

Clark-Taylor comes to BGSU from the University of Redlands in California, where she served as a visiting assistant professor in the counseling and higher education programs since 2015. During her time at Redlands, she helped to expand both its teaching and research in women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Last May she was named the inaugural Rochford Leadership Initiative Faculty Fellow to encourage and support first-generation, low-income students of color to attend and succeed in college.

She earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Rochester in 2016, and a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in 2014. She received a Master of Science in higher education from Rochester in 2012, and a Master of Arts in women’s studies in 2008 from The College at Brockport. She received her bachelor’s degree in American studies and media communications in 2005 from SUNY Old Westbury.  


Get out of the Ohio cold and into outer space at the BGSU Planetarium. Winterfest 2018 is a festival of classic Planetarium shows running through the first week of March.

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