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Fariba Ansari is a full-time associate Physics Professor. She completed her Ph.D. in 2003 in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. In addition to physics and engineering research, she has also researched how knowledge of mathematics history affects learning of mathematical concepts, and the effect of “foldables” on student learning in high school mathematics and science.

Dr. Ansari has presented workshops locally, regionally, and nationally on how technology in the science classroom increases student comprehension and learning outcomes. She has taught physics for three years and mathematics for over six years at the community college and secondary school levels. She was a part of the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship and presented her research findings at local and regional conferences.

She was a participant in the NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program for over two years, for both EPCC and UTEP. She has recently been invited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to be a Cognitive Math Coach for UTEP.

Dr. Ansari was a participant in the 2008-2009 cohort of the EPCC Teachership Academy and Leadership Academy. Also, she was a participant in the Leadership Academy at EPCC, and is working to implement innovative instructional methods in the classroom.

She was a 2012 NISOD excellence award recipient. She received the SSTEM scholarship from the NSF to help students in Math and Science in 2012, and received an award from the NSF for SSTEM program.

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