Recorded: 29 Apr 2005
Dick and I just had this sabbatical in Melbourne where we were both working the lab and we have our very good friends, Suzanne Cory and Jerry Adams. And we did talk about science with them, but we talked about other things too. Much of my career has been in teaching and it hasn’t been in doing molecular biology. Maybe a better question is if I get together with women friends who also are very involved in teaching what do I talk about? And we talk a lot about teaching.
Ann Burgess is the Director Emeritus of the Biology Core Curriculum. She earned her B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University. She was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 2002.
Biology Core Curriculum is four semester intercollege honors program that provides a broad and integrated background for students interested in any field of biological science. She is interested in undergraduate science education with a particular accent on laboratory and filed experiences that absorb students in process of science.
Ann Burgess is running in several UW-Madison and national efforts to advance science education, including the BioQUEST Consortium and the National Institute of Science Education's College Level One team.