Texas Woman’s faculty Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan appointed as national fellow
Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University, is one of five educators to be elected to the most recent class of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Leadership Fellows by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Mirsaleh-Kohan was chosen from a pool of more than 6,000 faculty members and academics considered to be a part of the SENCER community.
SENCER Leadership Fellows are distinguished educators who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Following nomination and application review, fellows serve 18-month terms, during which time they are given the opportunity to expand upon their existing work, mentor colleagues and present their research results regionally and nationally.
Mirsaleh-Kohan received her doctoral degree in physics at the University of Tennessee, her master of science degree in physics at Bowling Green State University, and her bachelor of science degree in physics at the University of Tehran, Iran. As an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University, Mirsaleh-Kohan’s primary teaching area is physics, and her research focuses on the interaction of anti-cancer drugs with DNA.
SENCER is the National Science Foundation-supported signature program for NCSCE. SENCER is a faculty development and science education reform initiative that aims to engage students in science and mathematics by applying coursework to real world problems. Its methods extend the impact of student learning beyond the curriculum to the broader community.