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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.
July 18, 2016–May 01, 2017
SimBio invites applications for a Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) focused on using SimBio’s SimUText Ecology™ as a platform to incorporate more active learning into ecology classrooms. Because students typically complete SimBio chapters before class instructors can focus class time on student-centered activities that build on what students learned at home.
Contact: Alison Hale
January 02–May 15
The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES) Project and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are inviting applications for two upcoming Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs). These online communities are professional development opportunities where participants work collaboratively to discover new teaching materials, pedagogical techniques, and quantitative content.
All faculty are welcome. We are actively seeking participation from faculty teaching at all undergraduate levels at diverse institution types and serving diverse student populations, including non-science majors.
Benefits to Participants in Both Networks
- Support for further development of pedagogical material focused on bringing research data into the biology/ecology classroom
- Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks
- Recognition as an ESA Education Scholar upon completion of all network requirements.
The Spring 2017 ESA Data Discovery FMN is seeking applicants who are interested in adapting existing Teaching Issues in Ecology and Evolution (TIEE) modules for use in their Spring 2017 courses. Faculty participants will implement two selected modules with a focus on providing students with the quantitative skillset needed to ‘scale up’ to large ecological datasets. This FMN will begin in January and run through the Spring semester. For more information on the selected modules and to apply, please visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/datadiscovery_2017. Applications are due by November 28th.
Questions? Contact Gaby Hamerlinck at email@example.com.
The new DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom FMN is seeking applicants who have experience in bringing data-driven activities into the introductory biology or ecology classroom and are interested in further refining their own teaching modules or developing new ones. Our data partners include DryadLab and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). As a group, participants in this network will work towards developing polished teaching resources suitable for submission as a teaching data set to a special issue of TIEE. Please visit the Data Incubator Group QUBES website for more details and to apply (https://qubeshub.org/groups/dig). Applications are due by December 2nd.
Questions? Contact Kaitlin Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristine Grayson at email@example.com.
There is a webinar for more information on both Faculty Mentoring Networks on November 10, 2016 at 4:00pm EST. Register for the webinar by November 7 at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9007215025525936644.
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
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.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative ecology to support a collaborative project involving investigators Mike McCoy at East Carolina University (http://mikemccoylab.weebly.com/), James Vonesh at Virginia Commonwealth University (http://wp.vcu.edu/voneshlab/), Ben Bolker at McMaster University (http://ms.mcmaster.ca/~bolker/), and Jeremy Wojdak at Radford University (http://www.radford.edu/~jmwojdak/).
This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with the option of renewing for 1 - 2 additional years. The project integrates theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate the importance of predator diversity for food web dynamics and ecosystem function with a focus on a riverine rock pool system.