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Posters & Beyond

Posters & Beyond is an opportunity to learn about models and resources that support students in building a scientific worldview, and meet the BIOME community.  Posters will be published as QUBES resources by the first week of the Summer Session so you can review them on your own before having the chance to meet with poster presenters during Workshop Week's Community Hours. These resources will remain posted on the site so you can return to them during the Fall Working Groups as well. 

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Works-in-Progress (WIPs)

Work-in-Progress Sessions (WIPs) are an opportunity to share early drafts of ideas and resources with colleagues for feedback. This concept is an adaptation of the Life Discovery Share Fair. Below are descriptions for the 2021 BIOME Institute WIPs. Review the descriptions during the first week of the Summer Session and then meet with authors during Workshop Week's Community Hours.  

Poster and WIP presentations are listed with upcoming presentations first. Completed presentations are at the bottom of the page. 


Friday, July 30

Best Practices and Recommendations for Designing Activities for Highlighting Diverse Scientists Through Quantitative Skill Development  

Poster on best practices to guide the design of quantitative skill-based learning activities that help create an inclusive environment. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
quantitative skills, inclusive learning design, scientist spotlights, 2021 BIOME, scientific worldviews, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 30th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age

Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age

Deborah Rook, Sam S Donovan, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, Jeremy M Wojdak, Nicole Chodkowski, Elia Crisucci, Adam Fagen, Gabriela Hamerlinck, Elizabeth Hamman, Hayley Orndorf

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age v1.0

Poster for BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2020. What is an FMN? What is it like to be in one? What are the benefits?
fmn, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 30th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Learning about Protein Structure and Function with Molecular CaseNet

Learning about Protein Structure and Function with Molecular CaseNet

Laurel Lorenz, Keith A. Johnson, Anya Goodman, Shuchismita Dutta

Version: 1.0

Poster on the case studies available through Molecular CaseNet that focus on protein structure and function. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
case studies, molecular biology, Protein Structure, protein function, 2021 BIOME, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 30th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Project EDDIE Module Adaptations and Faculty Mentoring Networks

Authors: Andrew Haveles, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) is a suite of education projects composed of STEM disciplinary and educational community members. The EDDIE community collaborates on developing flexible classroom teaching modules using public datasets to engage students in STEM and improve their quantitative reasoning. Teaching modules span topics such as ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, and environmental sciences. The EDDIE community also supports each other through professional development needed activities for instructors interested in teaching with data and scientific inquiry. The Project EDDIE Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN), in collaboration with QUBES, is one of these professional development opportunities that bring together faculty interested in teaching scientific concepts and quantitative reasoning using environmental data-driven inquiry by using EDDIE modules that embed these concepts. Each EDDIE FMN iteration results in participants generating a published adaptation of an EDDIE module that have been tailored to fit their course goals, classroom environments, and students’ abilities. These final products have been collected on a resource page to illustrate the flexibility of EDDIE modules and the pedagogical approaches used by the EDDIE community that may be of use in your own teaching. Future Project EDDIE FMNs, including Fall 2021, will be upcoming and focus on the implementation of new EDDIE modules that were developed by instructors just like you. Learn more about Project EDDIE.

Poster Materials

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July 30th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Monday, July 26

Consumable Science – Teaching Students to Translate Science for the General Public

Poster about assignments with an emphasis on non-technical writing for a general audience. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
Scientific communication, scientific writing, 2021 BIOME, non-technical writing, technical writing, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 26th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Creating ownership through creative writing: Advice columns as term papers in an upper-level Animal Behavior course

Poster on taking a creative writing approach to traditional term papers. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
writing, animal behavior, science writing, 2021 BIOME, creative writing, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 26th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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HITS: A network to create inquiry-based case studies that make high-throughput approaches and discovery accessible    

Poster on the work of the NSF-funded High-throughput Discovery Science & Inquiry-based Case Studies for Today’s Students (HITS) Research Coordination Network. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
case studies, high-throughput, HITS, High-throughput Discovery Science & Inquiry-based Case Studies for Today’s Students, 2021 BIOME, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 26th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Promises and Pitfalls of Incorporating Molecular Case Studies in Biochemistry Courses

Authors: Didem Vardar-Ulu, Boston University; Elizabeth Pollock, Stockton University

Case-based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogical tool that offers unparalleled material contextualization by linking developing knowledge with real-life applications.  CBL is especially valuable in interdisciplinary courses like biochemistry, where students synthesize scientific knowledge from multiple disciplines to achieve mastery. 

Traditional Case Studies typically follow a “read, interpret, answer” format that provides limited insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the presented case.  Molecular Case Studies (MCSs) were developed to address this shortcoming by having students engage in scientific literature, explore and analyze various bioinformatics data, and discuss cases in molecular detail.  In MCSs, independent and collaborative activities are designed for students to create scientific connections while discovering molecular principles through guided questions and hands-on visualizations.  Despite its educational benefits, successfully incorporating MCS into existing curriculum is very challenging.  Especially as class size increases, careful implementation adjustments are needed to ensure the benefits of CBL shown to be most effective in small groups.

In this WIP Presentation we will be sharing with you our experiences in using MCSs within a variety of biochemistry courses over the past four semesters that also span the shift from in-person to online teaching.   We’ll talk about our motivation, our observational and anecdotal findings including student feedback and talk about the adjustments we needed to do along the way to adapt them for each unique learning environment. Besides presenting our own experiences this session, we would also like to hear from you, your questions and concerns about using this resource and try to answer them as best as we can based on our experiences.

Tuesday, July 27

Genome Hunters: A Quantitative Biology Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Genome Hunters: A Quantitative Biology Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Robert E Furrow, Joel Rodríguez-Medina, Alex Nord, Mark Goldman

Version: 1.0

Poster outlining the process of designing, implementing, and assessing a new quantitative biology CURE course series. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
quantitative biology, course-based undergraduate research experience, CURE, 2021 BIOME, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 27th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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LearnR Apps

LearnR Apps

Derek Edward Sollberger

Version: 1.0

Presentation on using the LearnR software in teaching. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute
mathematics, RStudio, formulas, computer programming, 2021 BIOME, parson's problems, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 27th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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Operationalizing Bloom’s Taxonomy for Interdisciplinary Science Explorations    

Authors: Shuchismita Dutta (Rutgers University) and Debra Linton (Central Michigan University)

We would like to lead a brainstorming session around the idea of using Bloom’s Taxonomy to structure and facilitate collaborations to develop curricular materials (e.g., cooperative group activities, laboratory modules, case studies) that help students explore interdisciplinary connections. We find that, when trying to develop interdisciplinary modules, identifying or creating tasks that require integrating higher order thinking in both disciplines is difficult. This is due, in part, to challenges in articulating and communicating expectations for those objectives across disciplines. We hypothesize  that systematically using Bloom’s taxonomy to identify learning objectives for foundational knowledge, conceptual understanding, application, analysis, evaluation, and creation in both disciplines can help us identify the areas of intersection that exist between the two content areas. These areas of intersection, particularly in the objectives around analysis, evaluation, and creation may provide a clear target for the development of activities and assessments that require students to integrate complex ideas and make connections between mechanisms at multiple hierarchical levels (e.g., cells to organisms to ecosystems) and across disciplines (e.g., molecular biology and ecology).

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July 27th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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Rediscover your inner STEM child        

Author: Raffaella Diotti, Bronx Community College

This is an ongoing project that stemmed from the need to implement activities that would allow students, particularly students in intro classes that are not interested in biology per se, to ease the fear of science, feel more engaged with the process of science and to remind them that they witness scientific reactions and phenomena every day in their life.  Before the pandemic they were meant to supplement the official lab experiments, but during the pandemic some of these activities became the only way for the students to do some hands-on “labs” when all classes were online. Because we could not provide them with material and had to rely on what students already owned or could easily find, we worked on simplifying the protocols and shifted the focus from data collection to other professional/scientific skills (following the protocol, collecting observations, presenting their results, etc.). The students reported their experience during their oral exam and they were also asked to create a video presentation of the experiments either individually or as a group. 

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July 27th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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Wednesday, July 28

Factor Structure Assessment of the Students Support Needs Scale-Augmented for African-American STEM Students

Factor Structure Assessment of the Students Support Needs Scale-Augmented for African-American STEM Students

Qingxia Li, Thomas Gross, Patricia Abbie McCarroll, Catherine Hines

Version: 1.0

Poster on the impact of a performance pyramid-based peer-led learning community on course knowledge at a Historically Black University. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
modeling, STEM education, 2021 BIOME, factor structure, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 28th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Grappling with Graphs:  New tools for improving graphing practices among biology students

Grappling with Graphs: New tools for improving graphing practices among biology students

Stephanie M. Gardner, Eli Meir, Joel K Abraham, Ryan Baker

Version: 1.0

Poster on gathering information about undergraduate biology students' graphing practices and using this information to guide teaching of graph construction. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
education, biology, graphing, graphs, undergraduate biology education, 2021 BIOME, graph, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 28th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Solving Research Problems Through Scientific Communication

Author: Emily Drill, Carnegie Mellon University

I am currently designing a course that provides students with a research experience while training them in the tools to communicate in an interdisciplinary setting.  In the modern workforce and in research it is increasingly important for individuals to be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with those across disciplines, who have different knowledge bases and experience.  The goal of this course will be to better prepare our students for this type of setting by having them work as a team made up of biology majors and students from a non-biology technical discipline to solve a research problem that requires both groups to draw from and explain their own expertise to their team members.  I welcome discussion about teaching interdisciplinary communication skills and choosing projects to best meet these goals.

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July 28th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Tying ecological concepts to environmental issues

Author: Sarah Sojka, Randolph College

Understanding ecology is key for environmental studies and science students. However, students often struggle to relate these ecological concepts to the environmental issues they care about and often compartmentalize material from different courses. To address this, I redesigned an introductory ecology class for environmental studies and science students, as well as students taking the course for general education, to present content in four units, each tied to a pressing environmental issue. The textbook for the course was developed using a course redesign grant from VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) and matches the format of the class. The student response to the redesigned class and textbook was positive and students demonstrated an ability to tie the ecological concepts from the class to environmental issues. The textbook is available on Pressbooks.

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July 28th from 11 am - 12 pm ET

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Thursday, July 29

Analysis of QB@CC FMN in the implementation of OER Modules

Analysis of QB@CC FMN in the implementation of OER Modules

John Howard Starnes, Sondra Marie LoRe, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Joseph Esquibel, Deborah Rook, Kristin Jenkins

Version: 1.0

Poster about the use of QB@CC modules in a faculty mentoring network. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
module, faculty mentoring networks, quantitative biology, fmn, quantitative biology education, open educational resource, qbcc, 2021 BIOME, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 29th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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Bird watching: An easy way to get students collecting real biological data

Poster on ways to implement citizen science-based bird watching into education. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
citizen science, birds, quantitative analysis, data collection, 2021 BIOME, bird watching, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 29th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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Students Authoring Molecular Case Studies

Students Authoring Molecular Case Studies

Elizabeth Pollock, Kasandra Riley (She/Her), Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta

Version: 1.0

Poster on using case studies to help students develop their skills in reading primary literature and identifying authentic scientific problems by authoring their own case studies. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
case studies, Protein Structure, Protein Data Bank, Molecular Case Study, 2021 BIOME, Poster, Reference material, Workshop material
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July 29th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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Examining Medical and Scientific Racism in a Science Ethics Course

This is a semester-long project in which students read and discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks from multiple ethical perspectives. This project was developed for an undergraduate science ethics course but could be adapted to other biology courses.
diversity equity and inclusion, decolonizing science, anti-racist pedagogy, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Developing Empathy, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Open Educational Practices
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July 29th from 5 pm - 6 pm ET

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