Dr. Olav Rueppell
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LAST UPDATED Sept. 2011
Teaching, because “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom“ (E.O. Wilson)
I think that the main responsibility of a university is the graduation of mature, respectable and knowledgeable people. In addition to biological concepts and facts, I consider universal values such as tolerance, creativity, critical thinking, and reasoning, essential to any student’s education. However, I can only be the facilitator of the learning progress, so I urge all students: Play an active role in your education! You are not a consumer but an actor in the classroom, even in larger classes. For my part, I promise to strive to constantly improve my teaching methods.
Students also should note that I take the UNCG rules and regulations, including the UNCG Academic Honesty code quite seriously!
Courses that I teach or have taught:
I offer a number of formats for students to participate in my research and mentor a number of graduate and undergraduate students in a genuine research setting. Undergraduate students can volunteer, enroll in BIO499 (“Undergraduate Research”), or engage in the disciplinary honors programs (BIO493). Graduate students can contact me for lab rotations (BIO649) and later enroll in Research (BIO695) and Thesis (BIO699).
I have participated in two specific training programs for undergraduates, funded through the National Science Foundation: The Math-Bio Undergraduate Fellowship that trains teams of students through interdisciplinary original research projects at the interface of biology, mathematics and informatics all year; and the 8-week Interdisciplinary Quantitative Science REU that involves more individual projects but programmatically brings together students and instructors from multiple disciplines.