Lara Appleby

Lara Appleby
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Physics and Astronomy
Robinson Hall
Room 259
Medford, MA 02155


Postdoctoral Associate

STEM Education

I'm interested in what it is that instructors of University-level introductory science courses can do, in and out of class, to make more space for all student--to make sense of things, to articulate their own ideas, and to refine their own reasoning.

Through a project funded by the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative, I coordinate regular meetings of Tufts instructors in the natural sciences in which the instructors get to practice listening to student thinking and help each other notice, in students' thinking, the productive beginnings of scientific practice.