Second year physics graduate student Yuyi (Wynona) Wan has been selected to be part of the 2021-2022 cohort for the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (NFCDS) Pedagogy Fellowship Program.
The Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Pedagogy Fellowship is an opportunity for Notre Dame PhD students to build their teaching expertise, gain instructional experience, and engage in a community of practice. In addition to devising and delivering digital scholarship learning opportunities (including, but not limited to, geographic information systems, data analysis/visualization, natural language processing, and discipline-specific computational tools), fellows will gain experience in evidence-based and innovative instructional methods, collaborative teamwork, and communicating their research and scholarly interests outside of their discipline.
Wynona's research work is with with Professors Kevin Lannon and Randal Ruchti, and it focuses on the CMS experiment at CERN and scintillating material studies for the hadron calorimeter. While academic life is not merely a unitary practice of course materials, Wan is also interested in enhancing her abilities as a speaker and instructor. The NFCDS fellowship provides a great opportunity to inspect, explore and learn. Through developing and delivering workshops, fellows are able to improve their instructing, lecturing, and communicating skills that are crucial to all career circumstances. Wan aims to design workshops that bring physics-related digital knowledge such as circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, etc., to the Notre Dame non-physics community. It’s important to her that the subject she is passionate about can also bring excitement and change to her students’ view of the world.