Skills & Interests
Arts / Fine Arts
Mr. Kazilek is also an artist that works in mixed media, including using modern technology as a tool to create both 2-D and 3-D works. Some of his recent works include The Paper Project, which is dedicated to exploring one of the earliest technologies and art forms, papermaking. Using a scanning-laser confocal microscope, new and exciting images have been created. A companion web site chronicles the process, the findings, and many of the beautiful images of this exploration. <br/>Visit The Paper Project at http://lifesciences.asu.edu/paperproject/
Science and Technology / Biology / General
Mr. Kazilek is involved with scientific data acquisition and presentation. He currently manages the Life Sciences Visualization Group and has research interests in biological imaging. These two areas are closely linked by the use of computer systems using both personal computers and high-end computer graphic workstations in tandem with various light microscopy instruments and techniques. <br/><br/>The Visualization Group includes the Visualization Laboratory that works specifically on facilitating educational and scholarly presentation of scientific data. The Group also includes the W. M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory that houses a large collection of light microscopes, including two scanning laser confocal microscopes. <br/><br/>In addition to biological imaging, Mr. Kazilek is involved with educational outreach programs. He is the creator and developer of Ask a Biologist http://askabiologist.asu.edu.
Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society
President 03/2006 – Current
Arizona State University
- Kazilek C. J.. (2010). Ask A Biologist: Bringing Science to the Public in PLOS Biology. (PLOS Biol 8(10)).
- Kazilek C. J.. (2010). Got a Question? “Ask A Biologist” in Science. (Vol. 330 no. 6008 pp. 1192-1193).
- Schrein, Caitlin M., John M. Lynch, Sarah K. Brem, Gary E. Marchant, Karen K. Schedler, Mark A. Spencer, Charles J. Kazilek, Margaret G. Coulombe. (2009). Preparing Teachers to Prepare Students for Post-Secondary Science: Thoughts From of a Workshop About Evolution in the Classroom. Journal of Effective Teaching in Journal of Effective Teaching.. (Vol 9, No. 2: 69-80).
Scientific Data Presentation
- Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences – Communication
- Course I developed and have taught each year since 1988. The class teaches graduate students communication skills including writing, illustration, and photography.
Advanced Topic in Bioimaging
- Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences – Biology
- The laboratory, hands on, portion of this class that trains graduate and undergraduate students in bioimaging techniques and instruments. This has been taught since 1998.
Honors & Awards
Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE)
A judged award presented by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Donald J. Nash Memorial Award
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division (SWARM) Donald J. Nash Memorial Award. A judged award presented to the outstanding presentation at the AAAS-SWARM Annual Meeting.
Arizona State University - Presidents Award for Innovation
Ecology Explores Program and Outreach
Dr. Biologys Imaginative Classroom,
Microcomputers in Education Conference. Tempe, Arizona.
Ask a Biologist: Caputuring the imagination in the world of life sciences,
Arizona Librarians Association Conference. Mesa, Arizona.
Fiberscapes: Revealing the Beauty and Science of Paper,
Paper Discovery Center. Appleton, Wisconsin. (Jennifer Tsukayama, coauthor/speaker)
- Vice Provost of Technology (11/2014 – Current) Arizona State University
- Associate Dean of Technology, Media, and Communications (07/2011 – 02/2014) Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Director of Technology Integration and Outreach (01/2006 – 04/2007) Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences