Recorded: 29 Apr 2005
At Harvard I am not aware—thinking back or even at the time—of treating the men and the women any differently. I felt totally a part of the group, not in any way looked down on or that my voice was less heard as a woman, or anything like that. As an undergraduate it was different though. As an undergraduate I was considered weird because I was a chemistry major. I remember getting to graduate school at Harvard and thinking it was so great for people to sort of admire me for what I was doing instead of thinking I was weird for what I was doing.
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.