BIOME: Fall Working Groups

Fall Working Groups

Our 2021 BIOME Institute Fall Working groups are underway! All working groups and members are summarized on the Working Group Padlet. Each working group has its own project space, accessible from the Projects item in the group menu. Projects are lightweight workspaces where working groups can communicate and collaborate throughout the fall. We suggest adjusting your notification settings to receive emails about activity feed posts. 

Viewing Party

Join us on December 9th as we celebrate the hard work of the BIOME Fall Working Groups! We will meet at 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT to watch the Lightning Talks from each working group. 

Zoom Information


Lightning Talks

Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints

Tonya Bates, Carlos Christopher Goller, Lynda Gonzales, Jennifer Kovacs, Anne C. Rea, Crystal Schalmo, Alice Tarun

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Our BIOME Fall Working Group, Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints, explains the process of putting together a Science sprint in your community. A science sprint is a one-day event in which participants gather and analyze data to address real-life problems. They are a wonderful way to bring a community together. For more information on Science Sprints, check out this website: https://cns.utexas.edu/tides/undergraduate/events-workshops/science-sprints-and-inventors-sprints
collaboration, engagement, Science Sprints, Tutorial, Introductory, Presentation, Manual, Undergraduate, Faculty, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Extended Project, Workshop material, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Usability, Open Science, Open Education, Open Pedagogy, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices
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OER For CURE Development BIOME 2021 Lightning Talk - YouTube

Emily Wiley, Marcella Denise Cervantes, Sarah Sojka, Douglas L Chalker

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Members of the Ciliate Genomics Consortium (CGG) formed a fall working group to brainstorm how to convert existing Course-based Undergraduate Research (CURE) curriculum modules, which have been shared privately, into open education resources (OER) and populate these as resources on a CGC QUBEShub. After our initial meeting, the group decided that we should consider that motivation for teaching with CUREs before making the OERs so that the final resources would be ready for adoption by other. Methods: the group meetings consisted of a chapter by chapter journal club of the Dolan and Weaver (2021) text "A Guide to Course-based Undergraduate Research" (Macmillan). Through this study, we developed a draft of questions that instructors can use to consider whether they and their students would benefit from teaching using a CURE. We plan to develop a decision tree to use with these questions. We also started to develop additional resources that will help faculty align the research goal of a CURE with student learning goals and how assignments can assess whether research and/or learning goals are achieved. This work will provide complementary material to the CURE curriculum we curate.
CUREs, course-based research experiences (CUREs), STEM CUREs, Presentation, Abstract, Workshop material, Leveraging Networks, Open Educational Resources (OER)
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Ecology/Environmental Biology Molecular Case Studies for Molecular CaseNet - YouTube

Debra Linton, Heather Simpson, Jennifer Glee Buntz, Sheela Vemu, Shuchismita Dutta

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Biome Institute 2021, Fall Working Group Summary Video
climate change, biofilm, coffee, coral bleaching, Molecular structure, molecular visualization, Molecular Case Study, cholera, Introductory, Undergraduate, Faculty, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Developing Empathy, Classroom Climate, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Usability, Open Access, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices
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Ungrading to Decentered Grading Lightning Talk 2021 - YouTube

Andrea Huntoon, Brie Tripp, Derek Sollberger, Didem Vardar-Ulu, John Howard Starnes, Laura Reed, Melanie Lenahan, Stacey Kiser

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BIOME 2021 Ungrading Working Group Lightning Talk
assessment practices, Introductory, Lab, Online course, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Classroom Climate
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BIOME 2021 Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget Working Group Video Recap

Karen Klyczek, Laurel Lorenz, Pat Marsteller, Laura Elizabeth Ong, Elizabeth Pollock, Amber Qureshi, Katie Weglarz, Suann Yang

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This two-minute overview video describes the work of the 2021 fall working group for Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget course resources. Group members began developing new projects for a variety of courses and topics, and discussed key themes and important considerations for development of future projects.   
Resources @ Data Nuggets, scientist spotlights, Introductory, Lab, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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Revising Social & Environmental Justice Open Educational Resources through UDL and Accessibility Lenses

Tamara Basham, Laura Catano, Stephanie M. Gardner, Amee Evans Godwin, David Groh, Rachel Hutto, Pat Marsteller, Mary Mulcahy, Hayley Orndorf, Molly Phillips, Beatriz Villar

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The Revising Social & Environmental Justice Open Educational Resources through UDL and Accessibility Lenses Working Group met during the Fall 2021 semester as part of the BIOME Institute. This resource includes a lightning talk describing our activities and plans going forward.
social justice, environmental justice, Biome Institute, 2021 BIOME, Presentation, Workshop material, Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Open Educational Resources (OER)
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BIOME 2021 QSSI Lightning talk

Rachel Hartnett, Elizabeth Hamman, Dmitry Kondrashov, Denise Piechnik, Sara Sawyer

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Our team, Quantitative Skills and Science Identity (QSSI), met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop a methodology to assess the effectiveness of Data Nugget/Scientist Spotlight activities. We have worked on finding established and reliable instruments to measure 1) quantitative skills, 2) interest in developing quantitative skills, and 3) a sense of belonging in STEM. This presentation shares our findings, and goals moving forward.
assessment, quantitative skills, Data Nugget, scientist spotlights, BIOME 2021, Presentation, Workshop material, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices
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Got Milk? Biome 2021 Lightning Talk

Glenna Malcolm, Lauren C. McCarthy, Jim Smith, Adrianne Vasey, Denise Woodward

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The Got Milk? working group plans to use lactase persistence evolution as a case study to teach genetics in large introductory biology courses. While developing these resources, we will be mindful of how we will approach teaching and learning to avoid racial bias. Our mission is to improve our approach to teaching genetics in large introductory biology courses in order to avoid unintentionally reinforcing racial bias.
genetics, introductory biology, undergraduate research, undergraduate education, Student misconceptions, bias, diversity, lactase persistence, race, BIOME 2021, Presentation, Workshop material, Classroom Climate
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Undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science Community (µRAMS) lighning talk BIOME Institute 2021

Grace Borlee, Traci Kinkel, Ashley Kaye McGrew, Katriana A Popichak, Carolina Mehaffy

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The uRAMS (undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science community) was created by faculty and researchers at Colorado State University as part of our engagement with the 2021 BIOME Institute. Our group focused on the development of resourcers that undergraduate researchers may find helpful when conducting research in STEM fields. The video contains a short description of the resources we will developed as a 5 module semester long course. These include: 1. Introduction to research to showcase what a research laboratory, how it works and who participates in research; 2. Oral communication skills, including science communication and the development of a Scientist Spotlight; 3. Tips and tricks to read and write scientific literature, including poster designing and abstract writing, 4. Quantitative skills where we will develop a microbiology datanugget and scientist spotlight and will focus on graphing and basic data analysis, and 5. Wellness and DEI in the context of undergraduate research.
undergraduate research, critical reading, Microbiology Education, undergraduate education, quantitative skills, Science Communication, dei, Presentation, Workshop material, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts

J. Phil Gibson, Carlos Christopher Goller, Stefanie Kring, Darlene Panvini, Justin Pruneski, Ellen Wisner

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Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment guidelines and education research on multimedia use, and planned future lessons that include podcasts. This presentation shares our findings, assignment ideas, and goals moving forward.
podcasts, listening guides, Introductory, Podcast, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Dataset, Faculty, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Usability, Open Source, Open Education, Open Educational Practices
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Failing to Succeed Lightning Talk - YouTube

R Diotti, Janice Friend, Robert E Furrow, Alida Janmaat, Kristen Reynolds, Alexandria Tress, Nancy Barsic Tress, Jennifer Wade

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Project summary for our Working Group, which sought to develop a toolbox of interventions for students struggling in introductory Biology courses
BIOME 2021, Presentation, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Workshop material, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Open Access, Open Source, Open Education, Open Pedagogy, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices
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The resource is a brief description of an analysis pipeline for microbiome analysis of Oxford Nanopore 16S amplicon sequence data. We tested the Kraken 2 and Krona pipeline from nanogalaxy with data obtained from nanopore sequencing of 16S DNA extracted from dog feces, conducted by an undergraduate student.
microbiome analysis tool, Nanopore, Introductory, Lab, Manual, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Activity Length, Extended Project
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