Chandralekha Singh

Physics Professor at University of Pittsburgh, International Leader in Physics Education, Motto: Be the Change You Want to See in the World

Chandralekha Singh is a professor in the Department of Physics and also the Director of the Discipline-based Science Education Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an international leader in physics education. She is passionate about reducing the barriers and increasing the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in physics. She has played key leadership roles in the physics professional society, published more than 150 articles and has conducted more than 200 workshops and invited talks. The following information tells you more about her: My Conviction: It is our obligation to leave this earth a better place than we inherited it for future generations. My Motto: Be the change you want to see in the world (attributed to Mohan Das Gandhi) My Dream: A world where everybody has the opportunity for good education regardless of their background because education is the key to ensuring that everybody is able to contribute their best to society. My Passion: Improving teaching and learning using evidence-based approaches My Ideology: Mohan Das Gandhi’s philosophy of simple living My Goal: Strive for things that last and make this world a better place My LEAST favorite thing about the world: Pervasive and systemic inequity and unfairness My Favorite Book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach My Favorite Poems: The road not taken by Robert Frost, Desiderata by Max Ehrmann and If by Rudyard Kipling My Favorite Short Stories: Kabuliwala and The Homecoming by Rabindranath Tagore, Idgah by Premchand My Favorite Idioms: Time and tide wait for no man, and Every cloud has a silver lining My Daily Directive: Treat everybody with respect regardless of where they are in the artificially created professional or social hierarchy My Favorite Traits of those in powerful positions: Humility and a quest for equity and fairness My view of an ideal job: University Professor My Favorite Educator: Eric Mazur My Favorite Politician: Hillary Clinton My Role Model: My grandmother My Joy and Pride: My children My Staunch Ally: My husband My Hobbies: Music, time with Relatives and Friends, Zumba, Yoga My Ideal Day: An ordinary day with my family around me

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