InTeGrate is a 5-year, NSF-funded STEP Center grant, running from 2012 through 2016. This project has two major aims:

Aim 1: Develop curricula that will dramatically increase Earth literacy of all undergraduate students

Aim 2: Increase the number of majors in the geosciences and related fields who are able to work with other scientists, social scientists, business people, and policy makers to develop viable solutions to current and future environmental and resource challenges

To start this revolution, an integrated, community-based approach combines the following elements:

  1. Developing teaching materials and evolution of new teaching resources and instructional strategies,
  2. Implementation programs to incorporate teaching about the Earth throughout the undergraduate curriculum, 
  3. Professional development and dissemination strategies to promote widespread adoption of these new approaches.
  4. Assessment and Project Evaluation ensure that the materials and programs developed by the program effectively meet their stated goals and objects, and that project activities in aggregate meet the overarching goals of the project.

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QUBES Project

The mission of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project is to improve learning opportunities for all students enrolled in undergraduate biology courses by reflecting the centrality of quantitative approaches in modern biology [more info]. One of the ways that QUBES promotes quantitative approaches is by partnering with existing projects and communities to facilitate the discovery and use of their materials. [more info]

InTeGrate / QUBES Collaboration

InTeGrate and QUBES have joined forces to:

  1. Raise awareness of the InTeGrate teaching materials within the QUBES community
  2. Use the QUBES Hub collaborative tools to promote conversations about, and collaborations around, the InTeGrate teaching materials.
  3. Establish a Faculty Mentoring Network to work intensively with a group of faculty as they customize and implement InTeGrate modules within the classroom.