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QUBES HappeningsView all
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.
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.
A postdoctoral position is available with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project, with investigators at the Radford University, the University of Pittsburgh, the College of William and Mary, Unity College, and the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (http://bioquest.org).
Applications now being accepted! To find out more, please visit our QUBES Postdocs page.
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.
QUBES Blog View all
A large part of science can be described as the process, through observation and measurement, of extracting information from the world in the form of data. Even with in-silico models, we construct analytic information through mathematical analysis, or record "measurements" on resulting simulations. Statistics or machine learning can then be used on the results or data to extract relevant information.
If you haven’t been to our Summer Workshop, you may be wondering what’s so special about this one. The Summer Workshop is an annual event to bring together a community of biology faculty for a week of exploring new tools and good pedagogies for teaching biology. This focus on community is what makes this event special, exciting, fun and valuable.
Part of my job in teaching is the actual classroom stuff. But for many of us, that is only a part of our interaction with students. Mentoring is something we may have experienced through our career, but rarely are we formally trained in it.
QUBES has some great news! We're partnering with SIAM, NCTM, COMAP and MAA in their effort to help faculty better teach mathematical modeling, encapsulated here in the GAIMME report.
Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
NYT, Oct 29, 2016
David Krip, Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley
This article gives an overview of several easy interventions that make a difference in students' success by increasing their sense of identity and resilience.