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Meeting 2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Moving Forward from a Pandemic: How the Field of Materials Science Has Adapted (2022 Student-led Symposium)
Presentation Title Supporting Students in a Turbulent Time: Lessons Learned
Author(s) Susan P. Gentry
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Susan P. Gentry
Abstract Scope The COVID-19 pandemic upended higher education, as some schools utilized primarily virtual instruction for more than an entire academic year. As an instructor, I adapted five courses for online teaching, each with unique challenges, such as intensive group projects or laboratory exercises. Throughout the year, I aimed to teach content knowledge to prepare students for the engineering workforce and provide a supportive and compassionate learning environment. This talk will reflect on the lessons learned as a result of the pandemic, emphasizing adapting these insights to in-person instruction. For instance, a flexible policy for late assignments can support students with personal or family emergencies during the term. Additionally, live presentations on Zoom can be easily video-recorded so that students can critique their own performance. Although the pandemic was challenging for both students and instructors, we consider how it spurred meaningful changes in teaching.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned:


Challenges and Solutions Associated with Publishing during a Global Pandemic
Conducting Materials Research during and after a Global Pandemic
Copper Ion Release in Copper-based Alloys: Implications on the Transmission of Coronaviruses Originating from Human Contact with Fomite Surfaces
Engineering Education during and post Pandemic
How CHESS Responded to the Corona Virus Pandemic
Improvements to the Nanoindentation Technique and Its Use to Measure the Properties of Microfibers
Learning from the Pandemic
Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic Regarding Antimicrobial Copper-based or Copper-containing Materials/Surfaces
Maintaining a Productive Electron Microscopy Facility in the Face of COVID-19
Materials Science at the Molecular Foundry - Adaptation and Innovation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Materials Science during a Pandemic: A National Lab Perspective
Navigating and Adapting User Facilities through Challenging Times
NOW ON DEMAND ONLY: COVID-19 Impacts on Policy and Funding in Materials Engineering - A Perspective from the National Science Foundation
Supporting Educators through Software during Remote Teaching
Supporting Students in a Turbulent Time: Lessons Learned
Survey Results from the TMS Education Committee: Changes in Education due to Covid-19
The Interrupted University: Lessons from Engineering Design in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic
When the World Went Remote: Adapting to Crisis and Creating Positive Change during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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