For modern life science researchers, high-throughput approaches can open the doors to discovery of novel genes, drugs, and regulatory networks. The effective design, implementation, and analysis of high-throughput research require fundamental quantitative skills. Taken together, the opportunity for new modes of discovery and development of associated quantitative skills make integration of high-throughput research into college biology curricula highly attractive. Yet, the high cost and technological demands of high-throughput discovery prohibit its use in most college laboratories. To address this need, this Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) seeks to improve student quantitative skills and participation in high-throughput discovery. Researchers and teaching fellows in the network will learn about high-throughput technologies and work together to create novel case studies that will demystify high-throughput approaches and promote discovery science to reinforce cornerstone STEM concepts and quantitative skills in the college classroom.
The specific objectives of this network are to:
● Provide workshops, a virtual community, and online resources to foster high-throughput research and its integration into the classroom
● Connect researchers and educators to design and assess quantitative biology case studies based on high-throughput discovery research
● Create a diverse consortium of institutions committed to implementing these quantitative educational tools in biology courses and curricula across the country and world
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Please feel free to submit a membership request and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You'll need to be logged into your QUBESHub account to submit a membership request. If you don't already have one, get a QUBESHub account here.
HITS is accepting applications for HITS Case Fellow. Faculty and postdoctoral fellows devoted to the use of case studies and problem-based learning pedagogies should apply to become HITS Case Fellows.
The HITS Steering Committee
1. Dr. Carlos Goller, NCSU Biotechnology Program, Raleigh, NC. [PI; molecular biology education]
2. Dr. Sabrina Robertson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. [Co-PI; molecular biology education]
3. Dr. Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh, PA. [QUBES and virtual mentoring]
4. Dr. Pat Marsteller, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. [Case study design]
5. Dr. Mark Melton, Saint Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC. [Assessment & evaluation]
6. Dr. Conner Sandefur, UNCP, Pembroke, NC. [Undergraduate partner institutions]
7. Dr. Adriana San Miguel, NCSU, Raleigh, NC. [HT data acquisition expertise]
National Science Foundation Award 1730317.