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This is a completed Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are sustained, immersive, community-based professional development opportunities for faculty. FMNs support the adaptation and implementation of materials and/or instructional approaches in their classrooms. Learn more about FMNs.

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Scientists Spotlights and Data Nuggets

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Goals

  • Feature diverse scientists and their data and learn to make podcasts and videos
  • Create new resources for your courses that feature diverse scientists

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In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin Negrete, Jr., who collected the data that they graph.
fish, graphing, graph interpretation, human-environmental interactions, data literacy, social justice, marine, CODAP, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging
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Students interpret experimental and observational data about patterns in cold tolerance in the green anole. They reflect on the experience and identity of the lead researcher based on a video presentation about the study and interview with the author.
climate change, Natural Selection, environmental variation, phenotypic plasticity, acclimation, environmental conditions, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Fostering a Sense of Belonging
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07.2021

Using Nanoparticles to Treat Cancer Scientist Spotlight

Jennifer Wade, Hyeyoun Chang

Version: 1.0

Students use published scientific data to determine which types of nanoparticles would be best to use to deliver cytotoxic drugs directly to cancer cells. Then they learn about the scientist who generated the data.
cancer biology, scientist spotlights, nanoparticles, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Open Educational Resources (OER)
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Students read and interpret data from a study which addresses how urbanization affects the invasive attributes of a non-native species. They also reflect on the identity of the lead researcher and how systemic racism has shaped his experiences.
ecology, Invasive Species, Stream ecology, urban ecology, nutrient pollution, introductory, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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In this lesson students interpret graphical evidence of frequency-dependent selection in the wood tiger moth, then make long-term evolutionary predictions. They then read and reflect on an interview with researcher Dr. Swanne Gordon.
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Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to human disturbance in coyotes.
conservation ecology, animal behavior, urban ecology, Interpreting Graphs, BLACK SCIENTISTS IN STEM, coyotes, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Majors, 1 Hour, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Open Educational Resources (OER)
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The main crux of this activity is to integrate three existing frameworks including ideas of the Scientist Spotlight Initiative, build and solidify the quantitative reasoning skills in our students and to integrate primary literature.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
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A Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Danielle Brown

Merrie Renee Richardson

Version: 1.0

A Scientist Spotlight-style assignment designed to introduce students to themes of quantitative biology, field research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Includes Teaching Notes, sample assignments, and link to video interview.
animal behavior, animal movement, scientist spotlights, Tamandua, Accelerometers, KCTCS, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Open Science, Open Pedagogy, Open Educational Resources (OER)
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