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Recent Publications & Current Projects

The purpose for this book is to facilitate the success of all faculty members, particularly early career faculty members. For us, this breaks down into four main goals:

  1. provide you with resources, tips, and strategies that you can use to help you develop a strong, healthy career as a faculty member.
  2. empower you to take ownership for and be an active agent in shaping your faculty career.
  3. provide advice and strategies to help women and members of traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups navigate institutional structures that affect these faculty members differently.
  4. Contribute to a changed narrative around faculty work and offer concrete strategies for faculty to grow and succeed.

The CSULB BUILD Program offers intensive research training opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in health-related research. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), we are committed to providing exceptional research and skills training to the next generation of scientists in order to advance scientific knowledge and technology contributing to the improvement of every individual’s health in the U.S., as well as around the world.

Related publication: Urizar, G.G., Jr., Henriques, L., Chun, C.-A., Buonora, P., Vu, K.-P.L., Galvez, G., & Kingsford, L. (2017). Advancing research opportunities and promoting pathways in graduate education: a systemic approach to BUILD training at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). In S. Hurtado (Ed.), The Diversity Program Consortium: Innovating educational practice and evaluation along the biomedical research pathways. BMC Proceedings, 11(Suppl 12):26

Young Scientist's Camp: Established in 2000 via an NSF grant, YSC provides an academic science enrichment program for area youth while simultaneously providing a mentored teaching experience for CSULB prospective teachers. A parallel program for youth experiencing homelessness has been offered since 2008.

Along with Professors Knight-Teague and Stout, I lead a project to help faculty improve student engagement in their courses. The program prepares faculty Partners to work with lecturers and tenure-track faculty to improve instruction.

ESLA is a multi-year professional development program for elementary teachers. A two week summer institute is paired with academic year support and learning opportunities. This program is funded by Richard D. Green.

Recent Publications with Students

Boughey, S.A. & Henriques, L. (2020). Model, Assess, Repeat! A rubric for assessing student understanding of models in grades 3-5. Science & Children 57(7): 34-39.

Hagan, W.L., Whitcraft, C. & Henriques, L. (2020). Project G.R.O.W. A Scientists-Science Teacher Partnership that Supports Meaningful Learning. The Science Teacher 87(9): 54-60.

Karlberg, C.M., Henriques, L. & Colburn, A. (2021). Drawing to Learn to draw out student understanding. Science Scope 44(6): 32-37.

Contact Me

Office: HSCI-214 (Zoom: Click on the zoom link to see if I am available

Telephone: 562 985 4801