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Aldrin E.

Job title: 
Senior Lecturer in Science/STEM Education


Research Interests: 
• Science/STEM education policy in developing countries
• Professional preparation of science teachers
• Science-technology-society issues
• Biotechnology and biomedical ethics
• Preclinical medical education
• Nanoscale science and engineering education
Qualifications & Experience: 

Dr Sweeney received his PhD in Science Education from Florida State University in 1997, and has taught at institutions in the USA, the UK and the Caribbean. He has served as a funding proposal reviewer and science education consultant for the U.S. National Science Foundation, and also as an invited member of the Science Content Expert Review Panel for the Florida Department of Education. Dr Sweeney has served as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and the Journal of Science Teacher Education, respectively, and also has served as a peer reviewer for a number of journals including Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society; Journal of Chemical Education; Science Education; Science Education International; International Journal of Engineering Education; Caribbean Curriculum; Caribbean Journal of Education; and Caribbean Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Dr Sweeney also currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors at Montserrat Community College.

  • Sweeney, A. E. (2015). Nanomedicine concepts in the general medical curriculum: Initiating a discussion.  International Journal of Nanomedicine10, 7319-7331.
  • Sweeney, A. E., & Seal, S.  (Eds.).  (2008).  Nanoscale science and engineering education.   American Scientific Publishers. 
  • Sweeney, A. E.  (2006).  Social and ethical dimensions of nanoscale science and engineering research.  Science and Engineering Ethics12(3), 435-464.
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