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September 15, 2017–April 27, 2018
This group will share and implement hands-on (i.e. manipulative) activities that teach quantitative biology (e.g., disease modeling) using active-learning exercises. The activities can be adapted to any level from high school through graduate courses.
Our approach lends guidance and support as you implement hands-on activities in your course. Simply put, you will have a group of peers and experts with whom to explore new exercises, try them, and discuss your experiences.
For more information and to apply visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/beanbagbiology
Contact: If you have questions please feel free to contact Holly Gaff.
November 01, 2017–May 31, 2018
Many scenarios in the life sciences can be modeled with discrete difference equation models which simulate how quantities change over evenly spaced intervals. The construction and analysis of models of discrete difference equations do not require knowledge of calculus, and thus make excellent exemplary models in courses where the typical student may not be proficient in calculus. In this Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN), participating biology faculty will engage in converting the materials developed for an undergraduate freshman level course on discrete mathematical modeling for the life sciences (including readings, lecture slides, and computer lab projects) into single modules (separated from the developmental sequence of a math course) to be utilized in the participating faculty's Spring 2018 biology courses.
For more information and to apply visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/discretefmn_f2017.
Contact: If you have questions please feel free to contact Erin Bodine.
January 01–May 01
Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address quantitative reasoning skills and socio-environmental issues?
Participants in this FMN will focus on how to use data-driven modules in undergraduate life science courses. Accepted applicants will customize and implement educational modules, including SESYNC case studies and other published materials. While doing this, they will participate in biweekly virtual sessions (including a mid-January kick-off event at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD) to collaborate with and support others in the network and to receive mentoring.
For more information visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/sesync2018.
January 15–May 25
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis project (QUBES) are pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from January - May 2018 for faculty interested in implementing or adapting existing NEON teaching materials to their educational settings. Faculty who already teach using NEON data and would like to use the FMN to improve and transition it to an open educational resource are also invited to participate. More information on NEON educational materials can be found on the Teaching Resources page.
For more information visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/neon2018.
January 15–May 15
Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change into your classroom? The Spring 2018 InTeGrate/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) will focus on how to use data-driven modules designed by the InTeGrate Project in undergraduate biology courses.
For more information visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/integrate2018.
The fourth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous will take place July 16-20, 2018 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Drawing across the work currently taking place in geoscience, environmental, and sustainability education, the conference provides a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. All are invited to submit abstracts and teaching demonstration proposals to the conference's contributed program by March 1. Groups wishing to conduct a concurrent working group session at the Rendezvous should also submit an application by March 1.
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The 4th annual Avida-ED Active LENS Workshops will be held this summer. This year, we are offering two options: one, at the North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 14-16, 2018 and one at Michigan State University August 1-3, 2018 in East Lansing, MI. The purpose of this workshop is to train instructors in the use of the Avida-ED software package, developed to help students learn about evolution and the nature of science, so that workshop participants can both implement classroom interventions using this software and also train other educators.
I joined the QUBES team in October and am excited to be focusing on community engagement. My primary goal is to help QUBES Partner Projects get the most out of the QUBES infrastructure. I work closely with Sam Donovan and Hayley Orndorf at the University of Pittsburgh. Most recently, we worked to launch the QUBES Support Community for Partner Projects.
Webinar: Evaluating Social Media Impact in NSF INCLUDES Projects
Ever wonder how to use social media effectively in your broadening participation project? Would you like to know how to evaluate your social media efforts? Then join us for a free one-hour webinar given by experts in the field of program evaluation at 2 p.m. EST, February 1.
2018 MBI Undergraduate Summer Research Program
(June 11 - August 9, 2018)
The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) will host a multi-institution REU program in the mathematical biosciences, facilitated by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) located on the campus of The Ohio State University.
I became interested in academia after my first opportunity to do ecological research in a lab at SUNY Cortland and landing a position as a supplemental instruction (SI) leader for introductory biology and chemistry courses. As an SI leader, I wanted to help others succeed by providing strategies for excelling in tough courses.
As one of the newest members of the QUBES team, I'd like to introduce myself to the community.
I remember the moment I decided I should be a teacher. I was 19 and walking through the Cleveland Museum of Natural History with my preteen sister, who was visiting me for sibling weekend at Case Western.
RCN-UBE supports projects that build communities of biology faculty and stakeholders. Proposals can focus on any topic likely to enhance undergraduate biology education. Awards do not support primary research, but instead facilitate exchange of information and resources, build community, integrate research and education, and minimize duplication of efforts.