Dr. Gabriel Potvin, a Faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of British Columbia University of British Columbia, and the current Chair of Applied Science in the Vantage College program will present his talk about STEM at Fulbright’s Crescent Campus on Thursday, 25 April, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am .
His talk will focus on topic: “Building Bridges – Two examples of how engineering and non-technical content can be integrated to create new opportunities for students”
Dr. Gabriel Potvin has a background in industrial microbiology and bioprocess engineering, with a focus on the development of novel recombinant platforms for the sustainable production of industrially-relevant enzymes, and the cultivation of microalgae for the production of biomass and lipids used for the production of biofuels and other value-added products.
He has extensive experience in teaching and public science and engineering outreach, and has won several awards for this work. His current pedagogical interests relate to international education, student engagement, and the development of interdisciplinary education opportunities.