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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.
Registration: Applications are due September 30, 2017
Contact: If you have questions please feel free to contact Erin Bodine.
April 01–December 31
Are you interested in incorporating more real data into your undergraduate courses? Natural History Collections have been digitizing their holdings and making them available online, creating a vast resource for biodiversity data that educators can access!
Apply now to join the 2017 “Resources for Collections-Based Undergraduate Education” Faculty Mentoring Network. Participants will be introduced to new materials and modules that address fundamental biological principles using real biodiversity collections data. Accepted applicants will participate in virtual sessions, a two-day workshop (held on May 24-25, 2017, in Gainesville, Florida), and continue to collaborate and receive mentoring online as they customize and implement activities in their own classrooms.
This opportunity is part of a collaboration among iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis), Kurator, AIM-UP! (Advancing Integration of Museum into Undergraduate Programs), and
BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education).
For more information and to apply visit http://qubeshub.org/groups/nhc_fmn.
June 01, 2017–January 31, 2018
HHMI BioInteractive and QUBES are pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from June 2017-January 2018 for faculty interested in improving student quantitative skills in biology. Faculty participants focus on providing students with a more comprehensive quantitative skillset by implementing selected HHMI BioInteractive materials in their introductory biology courses and will draft a supplementary activity. For more information on the selected modules, visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractive2017/materials.
Additional information about this Faculty Mentoring Network is available at https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractive2017. All faculty are welcome. We encourage faculty from minority-serving institutions and primarily undergraduate institutions or community colleges to apply.
For more information, attend our informational webinar on April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm EST. Instructions for registering for the webinar can be found on our QUBES Hub website: https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractive2017/webinar.
August 28–November 03
We are organizing a group of faculty interested in developing online video tutorials to enhance computational genomics education. Video is an effective tool for flipped and traditional classrooms because students can learn at their pace and explore course materials more deeply. Videos are especially effective in teaching computational skills where visual cues are important for students to develop intuitive understanding and computational thinking. This workshop aims to help faculty quickly develop their own video tutorials for computational genomics. Tentative topics include RNAseq and differential gene expression analysis, and data analysis/visualization using RStudio, but actual topics will depend on participant's interests.
For more information and to apply visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/genomicsvideos.
Contact: If you have questions please feel free to contact Hong Qin
Conference Theme - Data: Discover, Investigate, Inform
When: October 19-21, 2017
Where: University of Oklahoma
The study of organisms presents myriad forms, visualizations, and uses of data that stimulate new questions and engender new understanding of life on earth. The 4th Life Discovery - Doing Science Biology Education Conference invites proposals that create environments and opportunities for learners to Discover, Investigate and Inform with Data.
Strengthening quantitative skills. Today, we have access to an amazing array of data including numeric, geospatial, specimen, images and sounds! We also have the technologies to analyze and visualize more data than ever before. It's time to go beyond the bar chart!
Join us in this exciting conference with your best ideas!
We welcome your proposal for a workshop or short presentation.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2017 (extended)
Life Discovery Partners | firstname.lastname@example.org | 202-833-8773 | www.esa.org/ldc
Ecological Society of America | Botanical Society of America
Society for the Study of Evolution | Society for Economic Botany
The Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 17-21) registration is now open and the topics for morning workshops and afternoon events are finalized.
Check out the program here: http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2017/program/index.html
Many of us have interests in multiple areas of Earth Science education in addition to our discipline-specific interests, and the Rendezvous is designed to allow exploration of these areas in ways not possible during conventional scientific meetings.
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Are you an undergraduate student or advisor of an undergraduate student that has conducted research using mathematics to interpret or model biological phenomena? If so, then the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics is the place to present your research!
What is this program?
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.
Why should I apply?
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.
Announcing a new peer faculty development network for instructors of life science kicking off in August! This QUBES FMN will be completely virtual (no conference attendance required) and absolutely free. This peer development network will work with each other as well as applied mathematician mentors to adapt mathematical modeling activities for the biology classroom at all levels. See here for more information: https://qubeshub.org/groups/discretefmn_f2017.
The Ecological Society of America and its partners are pleased to announce the Life Discovery Conference Travel Awards of up to about $1,000 are available for faculty to participate in the 4th Life Discovery – Doing Science Education conference (LDC; Oct. 19-21, 2017). The goal of the awards is to increase the diversity of participants and institutions at the conference. An exciting opportunity associated with the Travel Award is the option to also participate in the LDC-QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN)...
These fields often require students to learn biological concepts, computational concepts, and software all simultaneously, and students often progress at really difference rates. Using standard didactic instruction often falls flat, because only a small number of your students might be ready for exactly what you say, when you say it.