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  1. What’s this Summer Workshop All About?

    If you haven’t been to our Summer Workshop, you may be wondering what’s so special about this one.  The Summer Workshop is an annual event to bring together a community of biology faculty for a week of exploring new tools and good pedagogies for teaching biology. This focus on...

  2. The importance of mentoring

    Part of my job in teaching is the actual classroom stuff.  But for many of us, that is only a part of our interaction with students. Mentoring is something we may have experienced through our career, but rarely are we formally trained in it. When SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)...

  3. Meeting Report: Math, Biology, and Big Data

    The Spring Conference of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (NES/MAA) was held June 3-4 at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. The Mathematical Association of America is a Partner of QUBES and its Special Interest Group, BIO SIGMAA, was one of our...

  4. Math for everyone?

    Andrew Hacker has a new book out, "The Math Myth And Other STEM Delusions" which is provoking conversation.  His argument is that the basic goal for math education should be quantitative literacy (or numeracy) rather than more formal mastery of algebra and beyond....

  5. An Introduction to Faculty Mentoring Networks

    A Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) is a group of faculty who work together to learn about and implement some quantitative biology teaching materials or approach. Here are a couple of quick examples: The InTeGrate FMN is a group of nine faculty who are meeting online during the Spring...

  6. Hmmmm, something seems different...

    Welcome to 2.0!  You might be saying "Wait, didn't QUBES 1.0 just launch in October??"  Well, yes, we did, but this isn't QUBES 2.0 - it's HubZero 2.0.  HubZero is the content management system (CMS) underlying QUBES Hub, and is a "powerful, open source...

  7. What's better than beer? BEER!

    From October 9-11, QUBES team members attended BEER - an international symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research. This unique conference brings together biologists and mathematicians with the goal of fostering collaboration between the two fields. This year’s conference...

  8. A great model to follow....

    Here at QUBES we are trying to build a community of users that are excited to contribute and add their expertise, working together to solve the big problems we all face in quantitative biology education.  Perhaps the best model one could hope to emulate (at least in some ways) is the...

  9. Making instructor/student handouts in R

    There was an excellent post on lukemiller.org about using R and knitr to make handouts/lab assignments/documents integrating R code, R output, and narrative text.  Click that link to learn how to control what gets shown to whom.  Besides being useful in this context, using R...