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Using social and visual media to increase science student engagement
Student engagement is a constant challenge facing STEM educators. Chemistry professor and recognized social media innovator Dr. Glenn Hurst of the University of York and Dr. Katie Lamb, Research Associate, University of Sheffield will share how social & visual media can be implemented across science to increase student engagement and improve STEM teaching.

This 45-minute presentation and Q&A will address:

• Tips for instructors looking to integrate social media into their teaching and examples of effective teaching strategies using social media.

• Using images & video on multiple social media applications (Snapchat, Twitter) to engage students.

• Creating fun, engaging videos on TikTok that empower students to become effective science communicators & more.

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Dr. Glenn Hurst
Associate Professor @University of York
Dr. Glenn Hurst is an Associate Professor in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York, UK. His research interests lie within chemistry education, specializing in adopting systems-thinking approaches within all levels of green and sustainable chemistry education. At York, he chairs the institutional Learning and Teaching Forum, which nurtures and shares creativity and good practice in learning and teaching across the institution. He was recognized by Jisc as one of the top ten social media superstars in higher education in 2017, was a finalist in the Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ in 2018, highly commended for ‘Teaching Excellence’ in the Educate North Awards 2019, won the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award 2020, won the JoVE Innovation in Instruction Award in 2021 and gained a National Teaching Fellowship in 2021.
Dr. Katie Lamb
Research Associate @University of Sheffield
Dr. Katie Lamb is a Research Associate for the University of Sheffield and the National Interdisciplinary Centre for the Circular Chemical Economy. She started her current role in 2021, and is working with the Centre to develop evidence-based policies for the implementation of a circular economy in the UK chemical sector. After completing her PhD in Green Chemistry at the University of York in 2017, Dr. Katie was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence of the University of York (2018 to 2020). During this time, Katie also collaborated with Dr. Glenn Hurst in investigating the use of social media as a tool for systems thinking teaching.