BioQUEST Projects

 

BioQUEST has taken on a wide variety of projects over its 30+ year history. Here are links to several current and past projects.

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QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) is a virtual synthesis center supported by the National Science Foundation.

Launched in 2014, QUBES has a primary goal of increasing the effectiveness of undergraduate biology education nationwide and a particular focus on including more quantitative concepts and skills. QUBES now provides logistical, intellectual, and community support for innovative quantitative biology education projects.

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BEDROCK (Bioinformatics Education Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting, and Knitting-together) is aimed at integrating bioinformatics throughout the undergraduate biology curriculum

BEDROCK (Bioinformatics Education Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting, and Knitting-together) is an NSF-funded project aimed at integrating bioinformatics throughout the undergraduate biology curriculum, using an inquiry-based approach in which students explore and analyze actual data in a way that recreates the experience of conducting research.

BIRDD

The BIRDD Problem Space organizes data, tools, literature, and teaching resources to support student research.

Beagle Investigations Return with Darwinian Data (BIRDD) is a rich collection of primary scientific data and supporting materials about the Galapagos Islands and Darwin's finches. BIRDD is a problem space providing a collection of introductory materials and data resources designed to support students as they reason about the evolutionary relationships between the species.

Case It!

Case It is a project to develop molecular biology laboratory simulations for case-based learning in biology.

Case It is a project providing a framework for collaborative case-based learning via free, open-ended molecular biology simulations and cases based primarily on genetic and infectious disease. Supported by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and NSF, Case It won a Science Prize from AAAS for its effectiveness as a tool for inquiry-based instruction.

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Biological ESTEEM (Excel Simulations and Tools for Exploratory, Experiental Mathematics) is a collection of resources for teaching quantitative skills in biology.

Biological ESTEEM (Excel Simulations and Tools for Exploratory, Experiental Mathematics) is a collection of resources for teaching quantitative skills in biology. ESTEEM operates under The Three E's: Excel, Exploratory, and Experiential.

ICBL

Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL) is a variant of Problem Based Learning that encourages students to develop questions that can be explored further by reasonable investigative approaches.

Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL) is a variant of Problem Based Learning that encourages students to develop questions that can be explored further by reasonable investigative approaches. Students then gather data and information for testing their hypotheses. They produce materials which can be used to persuade others of their findings.

Microbes Count

Microbes Count! is a collection of multimedia resources, simulations, and tools that offer an interactive, open-ended environment for learning about microbiology.

Microbes Count! is a collection of multimedia resources, simulations, and tools that offer an interactive, open-ended environment for learning about microbiology. These resources are research-related, contemporary, and lend themselves to collaborative learning in classroom, laboratory, field, or computer workspaces.

myPlant IT

Problems solving with Plants: Cases for the Classroom has 14 cases for learning plant biology in real-world contexts and helps for teaching with investigative cases.

myPlant IT provides resources for students and teachers to solve contemporary plant-related biology problems and explore career connections featuring technology and skills that support modern plant science, such as bioinformatics and biotechnology. The project is a collaboration between BioQUEST, the Botanical Society of America, and Texas A&M University

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The Numbers Count project focused on biological problem solving and offers open educational resources.

Led by Claudia Neuhauser and initially supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Numbers Count offered faculty workshops and open resources.

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The SCOPE Project is an opportunity to participate in the construction and exploration of novel approaches to undergraduate biology education

SCOPE is a collaborative venture between BioQUEST, OER Commons, The San Diego Supercomputing Center Educational Program, and the Center for Science Education at Emory University.