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Nancy DeLuca

Nancy Deluca is an Professor Emeritus in the Chemistry Department at UMass Lowell.
Nancy Deluca Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

My interests lie in the areas of science education (K-12 as well as at the University level), and in adaptations of science activities for learners with mobility, learning or sensory impairments. Recent professional activities have included a K-12 Faculty Training Institute to help school districts implement and incorporate the state science frameworks in their curricula. Dr. De Luca is also a scholar with The National Faculty.

Education

  • Ph.D.: Inorganic Chemistry, (1978), Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
  • MS: Inorganic Chemistry, (1974), Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
  • BA: Chemistry, (1972), The City University of New York - Queens, New York

Biosketch

My interests lie in the areas of science education (K-12 as well as at the University level), and in adaptations of science activities for learners with mobility, learning or sensory impairments. Recent professional activities have included a K-12 Faculty Training Institute to help school districts implement and incorporate the state science frameworks in their curricula. De Luca is also a scholar with The National Faculty

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Difference Makers Award (2012) - UMass Lowell Honors Program
  • Difference Makers Award (2012) - UMass Lowell Honors Program
  • Honors Faculty of the Year Award (2011) - UMass Lowell
  • Honors Faculty of the Year Award (2011) - UMass Lowell
  • Teacher Award (2008), Teaching - Student Government Association Academic Affairs Committee
  • Teacher Award (2008), Teaching - Student Government Association Academic Affairs Committee
  • Teacher Awards (2008), Teaching - Student Government Association Academic Affairs Committee
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), Teaching - Department of Chemistry
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), Teaching - Department of Chemistry
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), Teaching - Department of Chemistry
  • Chairês Merit Award (1996), Service, Professional - UMass Lowell
  • Chairês Merit Award (1996), Service, Professional - UMass Lowell
  • ChairÕs Merit Award (1996), Service, Professional - UMass Lowell
  • Disability Service Award (1996), Service, University - Office of University Life
  • Disability Service Award (1996), Service, University - Office of University Life
  • Disability Service Award (1996), Service, University - Office of University Life
  • Diversity in Teaching Award (1996), Teaching - Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • Diversity in Teaching Award (1996), Teaching - Council on Diversity and Pluralism for service to persons with disabilities
  • Diversity in Teaching Award (1996), Teaching - Council on Diversity and Pluralism for service to persons with disabilities
  • Congressional Resolution of Appreciation and Merit (1992), Service, Community - Committee on Science, Space and Technology for the Science Enrichment for the Disabled
  • Congressional Resolution of Appreciation and Merit (1992), Service, Community - Committee on Science, Space and Technology for the Science Enrichment for the Disabled
  • Congressional Resolution of Appreciation and Merit (1992) - Committee on Science, Space and Technology for the Science Enrichment for the Disabled program

Selected Presentations

  • Multi-Initiative Dissemination Project; Innovations in Chemical Education, March 2004 - Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT
  • - Massachusetts Educational Computing Conference, June 2002
  • - 1996 Working Conference on Teaching Science to Students with Disabilities, March 1996 - St. Louis
  • Hands-on Activities in Science- a Multisensory Approach - Science Teachers Area Resource Swap, April 1995 - Tewksbury, MA
  • Science Activities for Students with Disabilities - Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers Conference, November 1994 - Worcester, MA
  • The Disabled Student in Higher Education, April 1994 - Lowell, MA
  • Outreach Activities, February 1992 - Cambridge, MA
  • Science Enrichment for the Disabled - National Science Foundation Young Scholars Project Directors Meeting, April 1991 - Washington, D.C.