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Data Discovery: Bringing Research Data into the Undergraduate Classroom

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES; are pleased to offer a second networking and professional development opportunity from January to May 2018 for faculty interested in bringing research data into undergraduate classrooms.  Faculty will implement selected Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE)modules in their introductory biology or ecology courses, with a focus on providing students with the quantitative skillset needed to ‘scale up’ to large ecological datasets.  For more information about the selected modules, visit this page.

This opportunity is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. QUBES ( is an NSF-funded virtual center that supports collaboration to promote quantitative biology education at the undergraduate level.

Benefits of Participation

  • Access to ready-to-use teaching modules. Participants will incorporate at least two of the selected TIEE materials in Spring 2018 classes

  • 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
  • Be among the first of a growing network of faculty to incorporate data intensive strategies into the classroom

Questions?  Please refer to our FAQs or contact  Gaby Hamerlinck at

ESA Liason:    Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America

QUBES partners:    Kristin Jenkins, BioQUEST

                                   Gaby Hamerlinck, QUBES Postdoctoral Fellow

                                   Deb Rook, QUBES FMN Manager



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