University for Kids at Rutgers-Camden aims to introduce 7 to 12 year old children to the university experience. Children attend FREE lectures taught by University professors and afterwards are encouraged to ask questions and participate in a discussion. After every lecture, children have the opportunity to meet-and-greet with the professor.
Professor Bill Whitlow (Ph.D. Yale University) is a psychology professor at Rutgers-Camden who is researching how memory works and how people learn. He is currently working with students in Camden at a science after-school program and he also works with science teachers to improve their teaching skills.
Professor Ines Meier (Ph.D. Rutgers University) is an adjunct psychology professor at Rutgers Camden who is talking to children to find out more about what opportunities are important to them and how to improve children’s lives and their education. She is also evaluating science programs for their impact on adult students.
Both professors have been interested in children and education for a long time. University for Kids is an idea that many universities in Europe have been offering to children for over a decade. Offering this program at Rutgers-Camden is an exciting opportunity to introduce a children’s university to New Jersey.
Professor Tracie Paulson is a faculty member in biology who has taught since 2004 at Rutgers University in Camden. She specializes in plant biology and biology education.
Professor Kimberlee Sue Moran has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002, both in the UK and the US. She has worked on a number of cases in a range of capacities, and in 2010 she helped to launch the JDI centre for Forensic Science at Univeristy College London.