YPSILANTI – Anne Casper, a professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University known for her research and strong support of students, will present the annual George Liepa Sigma XI Speaker Series in a virtual talk Thursday, March 18 from 7 – 8 p.m.
Casper will be presenting a Zoom talk entitled “Effective Teaching to Support Inclusivity and Diversity in STEM.” The event is free and open to the public and the EMU community. Registration is now open.
Casper, a winner of the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Professor Award, EMU’s highest academic honor, has active research programs in both science education, supported by the National Science Foundation, and in molecular genetics, supported by the National Institutes of Health. In that work, Casper actively involves students in her lab activities.
The George Liepa Sigma XI Speaker Series Endowed Fund was established in 2011 in memory of the late George Liepa, a professor of human nutrition and a department head in the College of Health and Human Services. Liepa was also an active member of Sigma XI, a national Scientific Research Honor Society.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.