Welcome to the Gardner Lab

 Stephanie Gardner, Sharleen Flowers, Nouran Amin, Aya Elhag, Gabrielle Rump, Perion Sharp, and Anupriya Karippadath

Left to right: Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Sharleen Flowers, Nouran Amin, Aya Elhag, Gabrielle Rump, Perion Sharp, and Anupriya Karippadath


 

Lab News

April 2021

Stephanie, Sharleen, and Anypriya attended the 2021 NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) virtually over Zoom this spring. Both Sharleen and Anupriya gave talks over their dissertation projects.

Anupriya presenting her talk at the virtual NARST conference

Anupriya presented her dissertation project in her talk titled "Students' and instructors' conceptions of scientific hypotheses and predictions: A case for closer scrutiny." This talk was also supported by two undergraduate researchers, Perion and Aya!

Sharleen presenting her talk at the virtual NARST conference

Sharleen presented her dissertation project in her talk titled "Characterization of Undergraduate Students’ and Instructors’ Knowledge Integration of Cellular Biology Concepts."

August 2020

Stephanie, Sharleen, and Anupriya meeting virtually

The Gardner Lab snapped a group photo during a virtual lab meeting. Stephanie is pictured at Lake Michigan, Sharleen is pretending to be on a beach, and Anupriya is far away from the pandemic in space!

July 2020

Stephanie, Sharleen, and Anypriya attended the 2020 SABER (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research) virtually over Zoom this summer. All three virtually presented their posters on Padlet.

Stephanie presenting her poster at the virtual SABER conference

Stephanie presented work from the Exploring Biological Evidence project. Her poster focuses on data analyzed by Stephanie, Sharleen, and undergraduate researcher Eryn Sale. Her poster is titled "Evidentiary Reasoning Revealed: Analysis of Ecology Student Visual Models of Species Interactions."

Sharleen presenting her poster at the virtual SABER conference

Sharleen presented her dissertation project as a virtual poster, titled "Features of undergraduate students' knowledge integration in an open and specific biological context."

Anupriya presenting her poster at the virtual SABER conference

Anupriya presented her dissertation project as a virtual poster, titled "Exploring variation in students' and instructors' conceptions of scientific hypotheses and predictions."

February 2020

Sharleen and Anupriya celebrating at a pho restaurant.

The Gardner Lab celebrated Anupriya passing her preliminary examination in February 2020.  Pictured left to right is Sharleen and Anupriya at a pho restaurant in West Lafayette, Indiana!

January 2020

Sharleen standing next to her poster at a WISP event

Sharleen won a travel grant through the Graduate Women in Science Programs (WISP) organization at Purdue University to present her research at the 2019 SABER conference. Here is Sharleen sharing her work with fellow WISPers at a WISP event.

July 2019

Stephanie, Sharleen, and Anupriya attended the 2019 SABER conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past July. This was the first SABER conference for Anupriya.

Stephanie giving a talk at the SABER conference

This year, Stephanie gave a talk entitled "Going around the evidence-based design wheel to develop a digital assessment of undergraduate biology students' graphing ability." Authors for this talk also included Elizabeth Suazo-Flores, Joel Abraham, Susan Maruca, and Eli Meir.

Sharleen standing next to her poster at the SABER conference

Sharleen presented her poster "Biofilms as a Context for Understanding Mechanistic Reasoning by Undergraduates."

Anupriya standing next to her poster at the SABER conference

 Anupriya presented the poster "Characterizing students' graphing practices in pen-and-paper and digital formats" on behalf of Elizabeth Suazo-Flores.

Anupriya Karippadath, Sharleen Flowers, Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Dr. Aakanksha Angra, and Dr. Matthew Lira

Former and current members of the Gardner Lab posed for a photo at SABER!  Pictured left to right is Anupriya Karippadath, Sharleen Flowers, Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Dr. Aakanksha Angra (former lab member), and Dr. Matthew Lira (former lab member).

More lab news