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Minna Ng

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology & Neuroscience
308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710
308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710

Research Interests


The mission of the Duke Team-Based Learning Lab is to identify teaching practices that enhance learning for all students. The Duke Team-Based Learning Lab prioritizes collaboration and inclusiveness.

‚ÄčOur goals include identifying factors that improve team dynamics, increase a student's sense of belonging, and promote a positive learning environment. We focus primarily on active learning strategies in STEM courses. The lab's aim is also to mentor undergraduate students, whose active contributions shape the research program.

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Impacts of Collaborative Learning in STEM · 2020 - 2021 Bass Connections
Understanding the student experience in STEM courses during the pandemic: a comparison of traditional face-to-face versus online course versions · 2021 - 2022 Carry the Innovation Forward, Duke Learning Innovation
Collaborative Learning in STEM: Impacts on Student Motivation, Retention, and Self-Efficacy · 2019 - 2020 Bass Connections
Neuroscience Service Learning Course Support Funds · January 2023 Duke Service Learning
Neuroscience Service Learning Course Enhancement Activity · January 2023 David L. Paletz Innovative Teaching Funds, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Impacts of Collaborative Learning in STEM · 2020 - 2021 Bass Connections
Understanding the student experience in STEM courses during the pandemic: a comparison of traditional face-to-face versus online course versions · 2021 - 2022 Carry the Innovation Forward, Duke Learning Innovation
Collaborative Learning in STEM: Impacts on Student Motivation, Retention, and Self-Efficacy · 2019 - 2020 Bass Connections
Neuroscience Service Learning Course Support Funds · January 2023 Duke Service Learning
Neuroscience Service Learning Course Enhancement Activity · January 2023 David L. Paletz Innovative Teaching Funds, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Neuroscience & Nutrition Course Development Grant · January 2019 Bass Connections
Arts & Sciences Assessment Mini-Grant · August 2015 Trinity College, Arts & Sciences
Active Learning Faculty Fellowship · June 2015 Duke Center for Instructional Technology