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U-FERN: Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network

The Undergraduate Field Experiences in Research Network (U-FERN) seeks to understand the impacts of these types of experiences and to build a community of practitioners working together with education researchers to share and develop effective practices that are inclusive of all students. 

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Ethics in synthetic genomics

This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in genome engineering and the synthesis of potentially infectious viruses. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the linked article. Also included is the grading rubric.

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Keith A. Johnson onto Genetics

Where Are All the Faculty in the Open Education Movement? - Jasmine Roberts

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What Black scientists want from colleagues and their institutions - Virginia Gewin

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Why So Many Organizations Stay White - Victor Ray

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SENCER - Science Education for New Civics Engagements and Responsibilities

SENCER, the signature initiative of the National Center for Science & Civic Engagement, is a national project focused on empowering faculty and improving STEM teaching and learning by making connections to civic issues.

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Science in the Classroom (SitC) - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials.  A  collection of freely available annotated research papers from the Science family of journals

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Deeper Learning, OER, Open Educational Practice By: Lisa Petrides, Amee Evans Godwin, and Cynthia Jimes

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Maggie Diamond-Stanic onto S-JEDI learning community

EDSIN Community Call 06-29-20

Alycia Crall and Carrie Diaz Eaton provided updates on what has been accomplished this past year, what our plans are over the next few months, and ways you can engage with the network moving forward. 

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Redlining and Climate Change

Environmental Racism

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Analyzing current and past climate data (Project EDDIE)

Students analyze current and past temperature and CO2 data to relate current climate change to climate of the past 450,000 years. Objectives: Are global temperatures and CO2 levels rising? How are they related? How is current and past warming related?

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 6 / APES Unit 9

Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators

Water quality & monitoring; benthic inverts indicators; eutrophication

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Gina Woodard onto APES Unit 8

Social Distancing Simulation in NetLogo

public health & epidemiology

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How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles and plant-fungal relationships to complete the assignment.

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Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses (correlation analysis s, t-test), and graphing techniques.

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Gina Woodard onto APES data & computation

Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

Emphasis on central dogma

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 4

Vertebrate Clade Race

This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic terminology and how to "read" a phylogenetic tree.

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 3

The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin

This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved.

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 4

My Twin Sister Case Study

A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 4

Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types

This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 5

Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement

The adaptation to Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine entails two ethics supplements. The first supplement addresses the use of off-label drugs in the pandemic (or other situation). The second supplement addresses wet markets.

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Gina Woodard onto COVID-19/Public Health

Redlining and Climate Change

Students examine social justice & equity issues involving climate change

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Gina Woodard onto Bio IS 6 / APES Unit 9

Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future

Understanding global climate change through the lenses of the present, past, and future, combining modern technology and indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.

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BioSkills Guide

The BioSkills Guide comprises program- and course-level learning outcomes for the Vision and Change core competencies that elaborate what general biology majors should be able to do by the time they graduate.

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