Jhumki Basu - How can science educators engage minority youth?

Jhumki Basu, associate professor of science education, died on December 16th from cancer. See our In Memoriam.

In this video, recorded in September 2008, Dr. Basu discusses inquiry-based methods of teaching science to students, particularly minority youth and those who have been marginalized from traditional science curricula. "These students want something more than [the traditional methods]," she says. "They want science to be meaningful to them."