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NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


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Dr. Brittany A. Garvin
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Division of Undergraduate Education
Directorate for STEM Education

Class of 2023-2024

Dr. Brittany Garvin joins the Division of Undergraduate Education as a fellow working with the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Garvin received her degrees, a bachelor’s in biological sciences and doctorate in teaching and learning, science education from the University of South Carolina. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Ohio State University and the Duke University School of Medicine. Presently, her research interests and expertise lie in developing innovative pedagogical strategies for teaching undergraduate scientific laboratory techniques and science education in urban classrooms, along with mentoring in-service, K-12, and pre-service teachers.

As a science educator and scholar, her research agenda focuses on equity methodologies aimed at improving schooling outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Garvin considers her scholarship a means of activism as she explicitly applies knowledge and understanding of her discipline to center social justice and equity in STEM education. She is very passionate about better understanding and critically elucidating how STEM classrooms can be more equitable, effective, inclusive, and meaningful spaces for learning.