School for Democracy and Leadership and Renaissance Charter School, New York
Launch video about Dr. Jhumki Basu and her work
“A treasured member of our faculty, Jhumki touched countless lives and left an indelible mark on our students and our school. She was a brilliant researcher and educator who, in her all too brief career, achieved great success in advancing the state of Science Education. Her death is a great loss for the field and for all of us who were with her."
Mary Brabeck, Dean, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development New York University
Prof Basu wrote:
“Central to my work is the belief that a diversity of youth should gain expertise in scientific knowledge and learn to think logically, investigate original questions and innovate in ways that fulfill needs in their lives, community and world. “In my research I am most interested in investigating ways in which young people from low-income, minority backgrounds, who are deeply under-represented in science, can gain access to a quality education in this field.”