NYU Steinhardt News

Steinhardt Honors Sreyashi Jhumki Basu, Science Educator

On October 6th, NYU Steinhardt celebrated the promotion of Sreyashi Jhumki Basu to associate professor. Basu, of the Department of Teaching and Learning, was honored for her contributions to the field of science education and her extraordinary commitment to urban public schools in New York City. Basu was a member of the founding staff of the School for Democracy and Leadership in Brooklyn, New York, where she also served as acting assistant principal, science department chair, and mentor for new teachers.

Her publications and funded grants reflect a commitment to research that bridges science and practice, and has been praised for providing new and exciting protocols for teaching sciences in schools. Basu was praised for her productivity as a scholar - she has published widely on the subject of youth and science education. She is the recipient of awards from the Petrie Foundation, the American Education Research Association, and has received a Knowles Young Scholar Fellowship.

"Dr. Basu has been committed to helping inner city children feel excited about science. She has created research that informs teachers how to engage their students and reach their academic potentials," said Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck. "Through her passion, scholarship, teaching, and research, Dr. Basu has made a great gift to our community."