Education Group Publications
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Anderson WA, Amasino RM, Ares M Jr, Banerjee U, Bartel B, Corces VG, Drennan CL, Elgin SC, Epstein IR, Fanning E, Guillette LJ Jr, Handelsman J, Hatfull GF, Hoy RR, Kelley D, Leinwand LA, Losick R, Lu Y, Lynn DG, Neuhauser C, O’Dowd DK, Olivera T, Pevzner P, Richards-Kortum RR, Rine J, Sah RL, Strobel SA, Walker GC, Walt DR, Warner IM, Wessler S, Willard HF, Zare RN. (2011)  Competencies: a cure for pre-med curriculum. Science. 11;334(6057):760-1.

Anderson WA, Banerjee U, Drennan CL, Elgin SC, Epstein IR, Handelsman J, Hatfull GF, Losick R, O’Dowd DK, Olivera BM, Strobel SA, Walker GC, Warner IM. (2011) Science
education. Changing the culture of science education at research universities. Science. 14;331(6014):152-3.

Taylor, EMV, Fortune JA,  Drennan, CL (2010) A research-inspired laboratory sequence investigating acquired drug resistance. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 38(4): 247-52.

Taylor, EMV, Drennan, CL (2010) Redox chemistry and hydrogen bonding in drug design: Using human health examples to inspire your high school chemistry students. Chem 13 News, 377: 9.

Taylor, EV, Mitchell, R, Drennan, CL (2009). Creating an Interdisciplinary Introductory Chemistry Course without Time-Intensive Curriculum Changes. ACS Chem Biol. 4(12):979-982.

Taylor, EV, Mitchell, R, Drennan, CL (2009) TA Training Bootcamp Reinforces Curriculum Innovations and Improves Recitation Experience in Freshman Chemistry. MIT Faculty Newsletter. 21(4):22-24.

Taylor, EMV, Drennan, CL (2007) Bringing the Excitement of Biological Research into the Chemistry Classroom at MIT. ACS Chem. Biol. 2(8):515-517.



Drennan, C.L. (2013) Bringing the Who and Why into the Chemistry Classroom. Lecture presented to chemistry instructors and teachers at the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers Annual Conference. Easton, MA.

Olivier-Mason, A., Vogel Taylor, E., Drennan, C.L. (2013) Bringing the Who and Why into the Chemistry Classroom. Lecture presented to high school teachers at the Summer Science Institute. Dover, MA.

Drennan, C.L. (2013) Bringing the Who and Why into the Chemistry Classroom. Lecture presented to high school science teachers at the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers. Cambridge, MA.

Olivier-Mason, A., Taylor E.V., Drennan, C.L. (2013) TA Bootcamp: Preparing graduate students to teach to a diverse student body and get the most out of their teaching experience. Lecture presented at the HHMI Education Group Meeting at MIT. Cambridge, MA.

Drennan, C.L. (2012, September 21) Is the Lecture Becoming Extinct or Simply Evolving? Lecture presented at the MIT Presidental Inauguration Symposia. Cambridge, MA.

Drennan, C.L. (2011, November 10) Strategies for teaching in classrooms with ever increasing diversity. Lecture presented at the HHMI MIT Education Group Seminar. Cambridge, MA.

Taylor E.V., Drennan, C..L. (2011) Complimenting the General Chemistry Curriculum with Vignettes from Biology, Medicine, and Energy Research. Lecture for Purdue Chemical Education Seminar. West Lafayette, IN.

Taylor E.V., Drennan, C.L. (2011) Bringing Biology and Medicine into Introductory Chemistry without Time-Intensive Curriculum Changes. Lecture presented at the Gordon Research Conference. Davidson, NC.

Mitchell R., Taylor E.V., Drennan, C.L. (2011, April) Impact of TA Training on Graduate Students’ Recitation Teaching in Freshman Chemistry at MIT. Paper presented at the
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Mitchell R., Taylor E.V., Drennan, CL.  (2010, August) Assessment of the Impact of an Innovative Teaching Assistant Training Program on TA Teaching In Freshman Chemistry Recitations. Poster presented at the American Chemical Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Drennan, CL. (2009) Getting Biologists Excited about Chemistry. Lecture presented at the HHMI Conference. Chevy Chase, MD.

Taylor E.V., Drennan, C.L. (2009) Exciting Students about Chemistry with Examples from Biology and Medicine: Brief in-class examples for the general chemistry classroom. Lecture presented at the ChemEd Conference. Radford, VA.

Taylor, E.V., Drennan, C.L. (2009) Illuminating biology connections in the general chemistry classroom. Poster presented at American Chemical Society Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.


Press about the Drennan HHMI
Education Laboratory

Dreifus, C. (2013, September 2). Ideas for Improving Science Education. New York Times.

Dizikes, P. (2012, September 21). Innovation in the classroom: ‘Future of Education’ symposium, held before the inauguration of President L. Rafael Reif, examines the evolution of teaching and learning. MIT News.

Wang, L. (2012) Shaking up the status quo. Chemical and Engineering News. 90(37):53-55.

Grant, R. (2011, November 23) Section Head profile: Cathy Drennan. The F1000 Blog.

Cullinane, M. (2011, April 26) Afterhours with Beth Taylor. The Tech, p.9.

Cullinane, M. (2011, March 8) Afterhours with Cathy Drennan. The Tech, p.8.

Dugan, D. (2010, May 20) MIT awarded 3 HHMI grants to promote excellence in science education: Drennan, Walker named HHMI Professors. MIT News.

(2009, December 18) Biology examples give MIT students a new perspective on chemistry. HHMI News.

Widner, A. (2009) Enhancing TA performance. HHMI Bulletin. 22(4):31-33, 48.

WGBH Educational Foundation (Producer). (2009) Chemist and Biologist Cathy Drennan (Video).