GE-Dialogue – Enriching the Curriculum with Undergraduate Research

6 Dec 2011 (Tuesday)
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)

Venue: ACC 209

2/F, Jockey Club Academic Community Centre, Baptist University Road Campus, HKBU

Abstract

This workshop will initially define the scope and importance of undergraduate research before opening a discussion of the potential benefits to the student, the faculty, and the institution. Funding sources will be explored along with some measures of the extent of undergraduate research activities on American campuses. Examples of undergraduate research outreaches will be highlighted along with other means of complementing the classroom experience by bringing elements of the real world into student learning.

Speaker Biography

Richard S. Mack, PhD
Visiting
Fulbright Scholar
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Emeritus Professor in Economics
Central Washington University

Professor Richard Mack, Fulbright Scholar at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the 2011-12 academic year, was Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and taught at CWU’s Department of economics for 36 years, including over 100 courses in GE. He has also taught in CWU’s Environmental Studies, Resource Management, and Douglas Honors College programs, as well as visiting gigs at Janus Panonius University in Hungary, Dublin City University, Ireland, and in several London programs.  Prof. Mack has undergone a number of rebirths in the economics field.  Trained at Dartmouth College and Colorado State University as in International Economics and Regional Economics, many of his publications are in journals specializing in Regional Development, Energy Economics, Resource Use, Public Utilities, History of Thought, as well as the economies of Ireland, the EU, and China.