HHMI BioInteractive Data Explorer FMN
Application Deadline is December 8th, 2019
Join us to develop data visualization/statistical analysis teaching modules featuring authentic scientific research data to tell exciting biological stories! This faculty mentoring network (FMN) focuses on producing a suite of data analysis modules for college introductory biology or advanced high school level biology. Modules will cover a range of topics identified to be of interest to students, based on empirical student audience research. The participants will coordinate with each other to avoid redundancy of topics, help locate data, and provide feedback to each other. The resulting modules will be published on the QUBESHUB website and receive a DOI, similar to this example: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/1220/1. The developed modules will eventually be incorporated into HHMI BioInteractive’s upcoming Data Explorer App.
Applicants should be either a higher ed or advanced high school faculty interested in improving student quantitative skills in biology and be familiar with searching for publicly available data from published primary literature. Participants must commit to:
- Produce a data visualization/statistical analysis module by July 2020
- Plan to incorporate the module in their own Introductory Biology course
- Meet 1 to 2 hours per month online with mentors and other participants
- Work independently on module production outside of meetings
- Review and give feedback on other participants' modules in a substantial and timely manner
- Attend the 2020 QUBES/BioQUEST summer workshop
Dates and Location:
This FMN will take place from February–June 2020. Participants will meet online regularly (about every two to three weeks) to support the development of the modules, culminating in a final required meeting at the QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, from June 22–27, 2020. HHMI will cover registration and housing costs, but each participant will be responsible for their own travel to and from the workshop. More information regarding the Summer Workshop can be found at https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/summer2020.
More Information and Questions:
Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/fSQcGDoj1Zv7bmYS9