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Cynthia LaBrake, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UT Austin

My teaching philosophy is to meet the students where they are and journey with them on a path to developing a firm foundation in scientific concepts and scientific reasoning. To make the walk more interesting and thus memorable, I purposefully try to engage the students with timely demonstrations or references to modern technology and current events. Finally, the students are expected to carry their fair share of the load, so I assign daily homework and test frequently.