Presented by Associate Professor Louise Lutze-Mann (Deputy Head of School and Director of Teaching, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences)
Technology is changing our world – how we live, learn and communicate. Next year, we will admit the first students to university who have never known a world without computers, who were only one year olds when Wikipedia began, four when Facebook was launched and seven when the first iPhone was released. How has this impacted the way they think and learn? How do we utilise this to enhance the acquisition of the scientia (knowledge) of science amongst our students and the general community in a world where it is increasingly important to be able to distinguish the false from the factual?
Associate Professor Louise Lutze-Mann
Louise is an alumna from UNSW, and returned to this campus after working in San Francisco where she conducted research on the impact of radiation exposure for NASA and the US Department of Energy. She is now an Associate Professor in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences where she is Deputy Head of School and Director of Teaching. She is also an enthusiastic and engaging teacher of genetics and molecular cell biology for students in courses ranging from large (1000 students) to small senior courses (30 students) in both the basic sciences and professional degrees. Louise’s current research focuses on the re-purposing of anti-psychotic drugs for the treatment of brain cancer, but she is also researching ways to use blended learning and online resources to enhance teaching at UNSW. Louise has been the recipient of nine teaching awards, including a National Teaching Excellence Award.
Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building