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Oklahoma State University

Science Education Student Honored for Research

Friday, November 21, 2014

College of Education senior Kaytlyn Goodwin won first place in a student research poster competition at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) national conference Nov. 12-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Goodwin has worked closely with science education assistant professor Julie Angle and OSU associate professor in botany Andrew Doust on a Research Experience for Teachers that is part of a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program. For the NABT competition, Goodwin’s poster included both a research and education component. Goodwin studied the effects of shade on Setaria viridis, or green millet, and created lessons to implement in a secondary science classroom.  

“Dr. Angle does a great job preparing students. The opportunity to present my work, especially as an undergrad, is amazing,” Goodwin says. “To me, teaching is the highest level of learning. I love to learn and to pass on my knowledge.”

Goodwin is a secondary science education major from Fort Gibson, Okla. She serves as president of the National Science Teachers Association Student Chapter at OSU and she is also a Gates Millennium Scholar. She has plans to pursue graduate school in the future.