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The Health Science Center is one of the buildings on the Chattanooga State Technical Community College campus.

A nationally acclaimed expert on urban public education will speak at Chattanooga State Community College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 1085 of the Health Science Center, 4501 Amnicola Highway.

Christopher Emdin is a professor of science education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and his lecture is titled "Reality Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning from the Student's Standpoint."

He also oversees secondary school initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center, which is a research-based school associated with Teachers College. As an advocate for reforming public education in urban communities, Emdin is also a columnist for The Huffington Post and the author of the "Emdin 5" series.

For more information, contact Mary Knaff at mary.knaff@chattanoogastate.edu or 423-697-3371. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

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