Dr. Kate Cooper’s passion for her work and for the students is reflective of the commitment of Loras faculty, and is evident in her approach to teaching and the respect she gains from students.
“Loras is a great community where I can teach our majors several times through their college experience and see them progress and mature. That connection with students is extremely fulfilling.”
Dr. Cooper is dedicated to bringing interest and excitement about biology to the classroom and envisions a myriad of opportunities outside the classroom for students in the future.
“I strive to always incorporate real world application of class material, like ‘Disease Friday’ every week in immunology class, where we learn about how the biology we’re studying relates to some terrible and horrendous disease. Believe it or not, this is actually a favorite and highly anticipated day for the students!”
Additional resources could expose and educate students about more aspects of biology and science. Increasing student exposure to cutting-edge research and advances in science makes them even more prepared for careers or graduate school. Cooper explains that funding more scholarships and endowing programs provides students with more opportunities to participate in important co-curricular activities like independent research projects with professors.