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Application Upon acceptance, participants must register by April 20.  Full payment must be received by May 21, 2018.
Scholarship (applications closed)
Future Faculty (applications closed)
Poster abstract Submission opens March 19 and closes May 31st.

Cost of the Workshop and Payment

Registration for the workshop is $800 which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (except dinner Thursday) starting with dinner on Monday and ending Saturday with a boxed lunch.  Dinner on Thursday night is on your own.  

Dorms are $60/night for single rooms, and a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree at $135/night plus tax.  

Parking on campus is free.  

Payment may be made online through the registration site with Visa or MasterCard, or by check.  There is a 3.9% processing charge for credit cards. Checks should be made out to BioQUEST, and mailed to:

POBox 126
Boyds, MD 20841

If you need a W-9, please contact Kristin Jenkins (Kristin "dot" Jenkins "at" bioquest "dot" org)


A limited number of scholarships are available to help defray the cost of registration.  These scholarships are designed to support participants who have limited professional development support.  Scholarships apply only to registration and applicants should apply to other sources of funding for travel and housing.  Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in the entire week long workshop. Application deadline was April 8

Future Faculty Program

Four highly motivated future faculty volunteers will be recruited to help with the day to day logistics of the workshop such as signage, registration, posting events to social media sites, daily clean up and set up, etc. in exchange for a registration fee waiver. Participants must cover their own travel and housing expenses.  Volunteers are expected to participate in the full workshop.  Contact Gaby Hamerlinck (gaby"dot"hamerlinck"at"bioquest"dot"org) for more information. Application deadline was April 8.

Poster Session Opportunity

Tell us what you are doing! We invite you to bring a poster to the Summer Workshop. This is an opportunity to share what you have been working on and learn more about your colleagues' projects. Appropriate topics include educational research projects, pedagogical methods, course curricula, modules, reform efforts, discipline based education research projects on any scale, resources, and assessments. 

The poster session will be held on Monday, June 18 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Posters should be no larger than 3’ X 4’. To present a poster, please submit an abstract here: https://goo.gl/forms/a5E9KAlLqJMIavQ52 

If you would like to ship your poster, please use the addresses below:

US Mail

Stephen C. Adolph
Department of Biology
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Bvd.
Claremont, CA 91711 USA


Stephen C. Adolph
Department of Biology
Harvey Mudd College
1250 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 USA

What was required for the application?

We request basic contact information about the applicant and the applicant's institution.  We encourage teams from single institutions or partner institutions to apply.  If you are applying as part of a team, please provide the names of the other team members.  This is also an opportunity to let us know if you will need childcare, special accessibility accommodations, or will be applying for scholarship support.

In addition to basic contact and background information, applicants are asked to provide short answers (300 words each) to the following questions:

  • Have you used wicked problems in your courses?
    • If yes, how do you incorporate them into your curriculum?
    • If not, how would you like to use them in your curriculum?
  • What do you see as the major challenges when engaging students with wicked problems in the classroom?
  • If you use manipulatives (tactile resources that engage students in hands-on learning) in your courses, how do they help your students learn?

Application: Closed

You can access your registration here: https://www.regpacks.com/summer2018

We are using RegPack for our Application and Registration forms this year. You will need to make an account - note that the passwords can contain only letters and numbers, no special characters. Note that once you have logged into the application, your name will appear on the top left hand side of the application. You can navigate through the forms using the dashboard link, which is to the right of your name. If you experience difficulties changing your RegPack password, ensure that your browser is up to date, and check other common issues found in this RegPack help article.