STEM education to prepare students for the future

About

Dr Louise Lexis is a Senior Lecturer in human physiology in the newly established School of Life Sciences at La Trobe University. Louise is an accomplished scientist having completed a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Florida, and a PhD in Cyclosporine A-induced oxidative stress at the University of Queensland. Louise has extensive science teaching experience, beginning with high school teaching and expanding to lecturing at university level in the USA, New South Wales and Victoria. Most recently Louise has combined her passions for science and teaching and learning to develop an acclaimed 60-credit point advanced human physiology capstone program for final year Bachelor of Health Science students at La Trobe University with colleague Brianna Julien. Louise is committed to providing students with the best possible opportunities to gain up-to-date physiology knowledge while also developing their research and communication skills, allowing them to become accomplished scientists and scientifically-literate citizens.

 

Dr Brianna Julien is a Lecturer in human physiology in the newly established School of Life Sciences at La Trobe University. While completing her PhD on factors influencing postural reflex activity, Brianna simultaneously developed passions for science and teaching and learning. Since beginning her first academic position at La Trobe University, Brianna has expanded her list of passions to include curriculum development and has channelled this enthusiasm into the development of an acclaimed 60-credit point advanced human physiology capstone program for final year Bachelor of Health Science students at La Trobe University with colleague Louise Lexis. Brianna is dedicated to meeting the challenges facing all science educators in preparing students for a fast-moving and uncertain future and is committed to developing innovative and engaging learning experiences that will stimulate a love of science and life-long learning in the next generation of scientists.