Ruth Kulmala, MPH, PhD, is a medical researcher with a PhD in bio-medical engineering and masters’ degrees in public health and epidemiology/biostatistics. She has taught science classes extensively throughout the homeschool community. Dr. Kulmala will be submitting her Underwater Robotics syllabus to the College Board for the official AP Biology audit. She has successfully received AP approval for previous science classes she has taught to homeschoolers, and has served as an AP Biology Reader. Below is a Q & A with Dr. Kulmala.
What are you most excited about regarding the class you will be teaching this fall?
When I coached an underwater robotics team about four years ago we all had an amazing time. Not only is this one of the more exciting forms of project-based learning in biology, it is an excellent way to learn basic engineering and how to use tools. We’ll explore through loads of activities, learn new skills, and perform hands-on biological studies. Designing and building an ROV to perform refined citizen science means this is rigorous but immersive and fun.
What are your goals for this class?
What do you like about teaching TLL teens?