Zavala-Enríquez, Genaro uri icon

Genaro Zavala is a Full Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. Professor Zavala is National Researcher Level 2 of the National System of Researchers of Mexico. His research interests are conceptual understanding, active learning, development of assessment tools, faculty development and studies in STEM. As Director of Undergraduate Studies, he is in charge of the design of 2019 study plans (TEC21) of the 18 programs of the School of Engineering and Sciences, for which he coordinates the 18 work groups that have designed more than 200 training units that have been implemented with more than 8,200 groups and more than 215,000 student-groups. As an academic professional service, Genaro Zavala was appointed to the editorial board of the Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research journal of the American Physical Society for the period 2015 to 2018, vice president of the Latin American Physics Education Network (LAPEN) for the period 2013-2015 and is currently the coordinator of the Topical Group: Evaluation of Learning and Instruction of the International Group for Research and Teaching of Physics (GIREP by its French acronym). Dr. Zavala is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) where he was vice president candidate, a member of the Committee on Research in Physics Education (RIPE) a member and chair of the International Education Committee and elected member of Leadership Organizing Physics Education Research Council (PERLOC) in the period 2015-2018.