The Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer.
Amy Cheng Vollmer is Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology at Swarthmore, where she has helped to create initiatives to promote adult science literacy as well as to increase access to and success in STEM fields for a diverse student population. Her teaching, which incorporates active learning in large and small classes, includes microbiology, biotechnology, metabolism, and introductory biology; her research focuses on the regulation of the response of bacteria to environmental stress. She has authored works on basic bacterial genetics and physiology and on applied and environmental microbiology. Serving in numerous leadership capacities as a member of the American Society for Microbiology, she was the 2006 recipient of the ASM’s Carski Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is past president of the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.
This free event open to the public is co-sponsored by the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee and the Office of the President.