Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin is actively involved in the Faculty of Education science and mathematics outreach. She is doing it through engaging in Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) organization that connects scientists and teachers, through organizing science and mathematics outreach events at the Faculty of Education (such as Family Science and Mathematics Days, through organizing BC Brightest Minds events at Playland, through judging school, regional and national Science Fair events, and through organizing the UBC Physics Olympics. In addition she is one of the organizers of the annual BC Science Festival called “Celebrate Science” connecting science educators, science writers, students and teachers.
All these events connect science and mathematics educational researchers, teachers, students and parents in order to make science and mathematics more exciting for our students. She also conducts research on increasing student engagement in mathematics and science.
She was involved in Faculty Congress, Community Engagement Working Group, Technical Working group and is currently involved in the UBC-wide Clicker Committee. She is an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Physics and a member of the Editorial Board of a number of other journals, such as Science Education Review, Physics in Canada. She continuously communicates with media on science and mathematics education issues. Among many organizations she is involved in, she is actively involved in the American Association of Physics Teachers (was a member of Executive Board 2008-2013), BC Association of Physics Teachers (member of Executive Board since 2005, a president 2012-2013), Canadian Educational Research Association. She represented Canada during the 3rd International Women in Physics Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2011 and is a member of the Organizing Committee of the 2014 Conference that will take place at Wilfrid Laurier University in August 2014. She is also a member of the Organizing Committee of the International STEM Conference that will take place at UBC in July 2014. She continuously communicates with local mathematics and science teachers and has organized many professional development events for local science teachers.
In 2011 she established a Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning through Technology project that has been funded by UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.
- BC Brightest Minds
- UBC Physics Olympics
- Faculty of Education Mathematics and Science Family Science Day
- Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Milner-Bolotin, M. (2011). Science Outreach to Elementary Schools: What the Physics Community Can Do to Make a Difference. Physics in Canada, 67(3 (July-Sept.)), 174-176.
Milner-Bolotin, M., Predoi-Cross, A., Austin, R., Dasgupta, A., Ghose, S., Steinitz, M., & Xu, L.-H. (2011). Report on Canadian Team’s Participation in the 4th International Conference for Women in Physics. Physics in Canada, 67(3 (July-Sept.)), IWIP2-IWIP5.
Milner-Bolotin, M., Predoi-Cross, A., Dasgupta, A., Xu, L.-H., Steinitz, M., Austin, R., & Ghose, S. (2011). Physics Outreach Activities in Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools in Canada: An University-Industry-Government Collaboration. Paper presented at the International Conference for Women in Physics, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Milner-Bolotin, M. (2010). The Canadian Science Education Landscape: Trends, Challenges and Successes. In D. A. Cancilla & S. P. Albon (Eds.), Moving the Laboratory Online: Situating the Online Laboratory Learning Experience for Future Success (Vol. 1, pp. 129-140): The Sloan Consortium: A consortium of Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education.
Milner-Bolotin, M. (2007). Building Bridges between the Scientists and the Teachers to Bring the Joy of Science to British Columbia Students. The Science Scope, 30(9), 58-59.
Naslund, J., Levine, S., & Milner-Bolotin, M. (2012). Celebrate Science: Bridging science educators, science writers and librarians in order to promote science learning in British Columbia. Paper presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vancouver, Canada.
Thompson, R., & Milner-Bolotin, M. (2010). Interview with Marina Milner-Bolotin, June 2010. Physics in Canada, 66(3), 207-212.