Where did you complete your Undergraduate Studies?
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
What degree are you working toward?
I am currently in the 2nd year of my Ph.D program in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Science Education.
Why did you choose graduate school at IU Bloomington?
Having worked with children who genuinely want to learn and having a 8-year-old daughter who wants to be a Scientist, I aspire to develop better Science Education for our future generation in Bangladesh. I am highly motivated to improve quality, equity and efficiency in the Science Education system of Bangladesh through research and IU offered opportunities to fulfill my desires. Before coming to IU, I researched my program online where I found many proclaimed faculties and researches that supports my research interests. Also, IU regarded as one of the most scenic campuses in the US which attracts me too.
What's been your favorite academic accomplishment since you've been here?
My favorite academic accomplishment since I've been enrolled as a Ph.D student in Science Education has been working in a research team with one of my faculty Dr. Valarie Akerson on Nature of Science and getting to know science from another lens. Also, by participating in the Saturday Science Program, I not only enhance my passions towards science education but also explore ways to make Science more fun.
What do you enjoy most about life in Bloomington?
Once you are in Bloomington, I think you'll like it if you enjoy a cost of living below the national average—with easy access to natural attractions. I like the parks, lakes and walking trails which are good destinations for outdoor adventures and activities.
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