Current Courses

Spring 2023

  • CHEM 4800-017
    Undergraduate Research
  • CHEM 7810-001
    Inorganic Seminar
    Location: TBBC 4630 (TBBC 4630)
  • HONOR 3990-001
    Being Human in STEM
    Location: CSC 25 (CSC 25)
  • SCI 2715-022
    SRI Research
  • SCI 3900-001
    Being Human in STEM
    Location: CSC 25 (CSC 25)

Fall 2022

Summer 2022

Professional Organizations

  • American Chemiscal Society. 01/02/2006 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

A teaching portfolio can be found at: https://uofutah.sharepoint.com/sites/SaoumaTeachingSnapshot

 

Teaching Philosophy: I believe that all students want to and are capable of learning. To achieve this, I believe that my role as an educator is to:

  1. Challenge and provide students with tools to learn that are accessible to all.
  2. Go beyond the standard curriculum, sharing my enthusiasm for the material and relating it to real life.
  3. Provide an inclusive and nurturing environment that fosters a growth mindset.
  4. Go beyond the standard curriculum, teaching students soft skills that are not traditionally taught but are very relevant in the workforce.
  5. Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) into the curriculum so that students can appreciate the diversity issues in STEM and become leaders for change.

The philosophy is based on my own experiences as a student with ADHD, woman in chemistry, and educator. As my teaching has and continues to evolve, I always think back to my experiences, and try to put myself in the students’ shoes, thinking, what would work for me? For my friends?