About Our Team Science Initiative

The Cyber-ShARE team science initiative is a combination of research by Dr. Ann Gates and her colleagues on developing student research and cooperative learning skills (the ARG Model), and Dr. Deana Pennington and her colleagues on leadership, participatory design, and transformational learning in interdisciplinary science research teams. This synergistic collaboration began in 2007 with an initial exchange of ideas at a half day workshop at UTEP. In the summer of 2010, Dr. Pennington was hired by UTEP to work with the Cyber-ShARE Center to promote new and emerging interdisciplinary research teams, and to assist existing teams at the Center.