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Biology and Mathematics Educators (BIOME) Institute 


July 27 - August 7

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September 7 - November 20

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BIOME Institute 2020: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) are an effective way to engage more students in science, increasing retention and success, and a wide range of approaches to engaging students in research experiences are possible, from paid internships to activities in lecture.  Although the delivery may be different based on the institutional environment or the student’s academic level, all UREs are designed to involve students in authentic scientific experiences that are meaningful both to them and the broader scientific community. The challenge today is constructing UREs that can be effectively used in both in person and online learning environments.  BioQUEST and QUBES are offering an online, sustained, community-based professional development experience to support faculty developing, implementing, or expanding UREs. 

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If you have any questions, please contact Hayley Orndorf (hco1 "at" pitt "dot" edu)

You should participate if you are interested in: 

  • Considering how pedagogical practices such as undergraduate research experiences can improve student success

  • Exploring existing models of authentic research experiences and sharing ideas on development, implementation, and funding

  • Learning about mentoring, educational resources and practices, and funding opportunities for authentic research experiences and other evidence based practices

  • Collaborating with colleagues to design course materials,

  • Joining a community of committed, enthusiastic educators.

Not able to participate in the BIOME Institute? 

Join us for the Summer Workshop and BIOME Institute in 2021

Watch for the dates, in Pittsburgh (again)!

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