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Events: 2015

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  • 01 Jan 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 1:01 pm EST 

    Dr. Megan Faliero Receives NABT Biotech Award

    Category: In the News

    Introducing students to the numerous career pathways available in biology is always a challenge. This was certainly true for Dr. Megan Faliero, who found her science-loving AP and honors students turning almost exclusively to pre-med and pre-vet programs in college. However, after attending a...

  • 04 Jan 2015
    12:30 am EST 
    to 07 Jan 2015
    11:00 pm EST 

    SICB Annual Meeting 2015

    Category: Meeting

    QUBES Related Events: Title: QUBES: Bringing improved quantitative education to more undergraduates and faculty Speaker: DorothyBelle Poli Date & Time: Wednesday, January 7, 9:30 am Website: https://qubeshub.hubzero.org/events/details/16 Title: Morphospaces, Adaptive and Epigenetic...

  • 07 Jan 2015
    12:00 am EST 
    to 2:30 am EST 

    TALX Teaching and Learning Workshop

    Category: Workshop

    The TALX (Teaching and Learning: X) workshop series provides an annual forum for current and future faculty to engage in hands-on activities and share innovation. As part of a “Quantitative Biology” educational theme for the WPB meeting, this year’s TALX is an extension of the symposium “Leading...

  • 07 Jan 2015
    1:30 am EST 
    to 2:30 am EST 

    QUBES: A Tool for Resources, Research, Mentoring, and Community in Quantitative Biology Education (Speaker: DorothyBelle Poli)

    Category: Workshop

    Quantitative biology is a focus area for educational reform specifically mentioned in the national document “Vision & Change”. Modern, real-world science requires biologists to be fluent in mathematical reasoning and skills. As a way to help connect the vast world of biologists to...

  • 07 Jan 2015
    2:30 pm EST 
    to 2:45 pm EST 

    QUBES: Bringing improved quantitative education to more undergraduates and faculty (Speaker: DorothyBelle Poli)

    Category: Meeting

    Vision and Change stressed the importance of quantitative skills for the future of science in the United States. In response to this plea, biologists and mathematicians came together to discuss quantitative education, and QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) was...

  • 07 Jan 2015
    8:45 pm EST 
    to 9:45 pm EST 

    John A. Moore Lecture: Morphospaces, Adaptive and Epigenetic Landscapes, Phylogenetic Networks, and n-Dimensional Niches: Re-Visioning Quantitative Biology Education (Speaker: John Jungck)

    Category: Meeting

    Morphospaces, Adaptive and Epigenetic Landscapes, Phylogenetic Networks, and n-Dimensional Niches are imaginary worlds constructed upon the basis of theoretical models or the mathematical analysis of multivariate data. Their power often lies not only in aesthetics and the improvement of our...

  • 14 Jan 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 10:00 pm EST 

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    Category: In the News

    Intel to Increase Workforce Diversity. Intel has announced that it will spend $300 million over the next three years in efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce. Funds will go toward engineering scholarships and support for historically black colleges and universities. Intel's goal is...

  • 17 Jan 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 10:00 pm EST 

    Sam's Test Workshop

    Category: Workshop

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  • 17 Jan 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 06 Mar 2015
    5:00 am EST 

    American Fisheries Society Internship Opportunity for HS Students

    Category: General

    The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is now accepting applications for its high school internship program in fisheries science, the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. The Hutton Program is an internship and mentoring program that provides high school juniors and seniors exciting, hands-on...

  • 19 Jan 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 30 Apr 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 

    Radford University Faculty Mentoring Network

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    This group is for faculty at Radford University that participated in a pilot QUBES faculty mentoring network. The purposes of the network are two-fold: to find ways in a variety of courses (introductory biology, math for biologists, stats for biologists) to improve our instruction of...

  • 06 Feb 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 07 Feb 2015
    10:00 pm EST 

    Quantitative Biology Education Summit

    Category: Meeting

    This meeting will bring together people who have expertise in QB education to advise the QUBES group as they plan projects in QB education, and the RCN participants who can contribute resources to QB education. The goal of this meeting is to identify the “low-hanging fruit” in terms of topics or...

  • 22 Feb 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 20 May 2015
    4:01 am EDT 

    NSF funding opportunity: BIGDATA program

    Category: General

    NSF Program: Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 20, 2015 Please see http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504767 for details and links to additional...

  • 27 Feb 2015
    8:00 pm EST 
    to 28 Feb 2015
    12:00 am EST 

    An In-Depth Introduction to Using R for HPC

    Category: Tutorial

    Organizers: Drew Schmidt: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) Eric Carr, NIMBioS Objectives: By some measures, R is the most popular software package for the analysis of data. But R has a reputation for...

  • 04 Mar 2015
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 01 Apr 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 

    Populus Faculty Mentoring Network

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    In this network, participants were introduced to Populus, a new population genetics simulation toolkit. Participants reviewed existing teaching resources that utilize Populus and developed a curriculum sketch on how to use Populus in their classrooms.

  • 15 Mar 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 16 Mar 2015
    3:59 am EDT 

    NABT Workshop Proposal Due Date

    Category: Workshop

    National Association of Biology Teachers Workshop Proposals are due on March 15, 2015

  • 30 Mar 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 
    to 9:01 pm EDT 

    SABER 2015 Abstract Deadline

    Category: General

    SABER invites participants to submit abstracts between 100-300 words. Deadline: March 30, 2015. Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2015 Abstracts will be considered for one of four possible presentation formats: 1. NEW: Roundtable discussion (1 hour: 1:30-2:30 Fri or Sat) Participate...

  • 18 May 2015
    1:00 pm EDT 
    to 22 May 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 

    The National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education at the University of Georgia-Athens

    Category: Workshop

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies invite college and university faculty and instructional staff to develop teaching skills at five-day workshops to transform the undergraduate classroom. The Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education model the scientific teaching...

  • 28 May 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 
    to 9:00 pm EDT 

    Integrating Quantitative Reasoning in Biology Education: Making the Science More Authentic and the Learning More Robust

    Category: Workshop

    Integrating Quantitative Reasoning in Biology Education: Making the Science More Authentic and the Learning More Robust Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Louis Gross, University of Tennessee - Knoxville Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh Join us for an...

  • 28 May 2015
    5:00 pm EDT 
    to 29 May 2015
    8:00 pm EDT 

    Undergraduate Bioinformatics Information Conference

    Category: Seminar

    Russell Schwartz from Carnegie Mellon University and the International Society for Computational Biology Education Committee is the keynote speaker. Students can attend and present their work. There will be short talks on pedagogical techniques and examples, workshop time to discuss with...

  • 29 May 2015
    3:45 pm EDT 
    to 5:15 pm EDT 

    Teaching quantitative approaches in biology: What is the need; where do we stand; and, how can we move forward?

    Category: Presentation

    CONCURRENT SESSION Teaching quantitative approaches in biology: What is the need; where do we stand; and, how can we move forward? These talks will address three complementary aspects of the undergraduate quantitative biology education landscape. Dr. Lou Gross will introduce the national...

  • 29 May 2015
    8:30 pm EDT 
    to 10:00 pm EDT 

    Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project

    Category: General

    DISSEMINATION STATION Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project is an NSF funded effort to promote the use of quantitative approaches across...

  • 03 Jun 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 05 Jun 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 

    iDigBio API Hackathon - RSVP 2/28, to be held 6/3 - 5

    Category: Workshop

    There will be an API introduction (what is an API & how to use one) to the API held as a webinar in advance of the hackathon which I'll also announce when we have that scheduled. THERE IS TRAVEL SUPPORT...

  • 08 Jun 2015
    3:00 pm EDT 
    to 13 Jun 2015
    6:00 pm EDT 

    The National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education at the University of Minnesota

    Category: Workshop

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies invite college and university faculty and instructional staff to develop teaching skills at five-day workshops to transform the undergraduate classroom. The Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education model the scientific teaching...

  • 14 Jun 2015
    1:00 pm EDT 
    to 19 Jun 2015
    4:30 pm EDT 

    The National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education at Princeton University

    Category: Workshop

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies invite college and university faculty and instructional staff to develop teaching skills at five-day workshops to transform the undergraduate classroom. The Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education model the scientific teaching...

  • 18 Jun 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 10:30 pm EDT 

    Quantitative Biology: From Molecules to Man

    Category: Meeting

    Description: Quantitative Biology: From Molecules to Man will bring together professionals in science, medicine, and engineering to articulate a vision for the future of improving patient health outcomes. Convergence science provides for a data-driven understanding of intricate biological...

  • 22 Jun 2015
    5:00 pm EDT 
    to 26 Jun 2015
    8:30 pm EDT 

    The National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder

    Category: Workshop

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies invite college and university faculty and instructional staff to develop teaching skills at five-day workshops to transform the undergraduate classroom. The Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education model the scientific teaching...

  • 28 Jun 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 
    to 03 Jul 2015
    1:00 am EDT 

    National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute on Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

    Category: Workshop

    We invite applications to participate in the CURE Summer Institute (CURE SI). Modeled on the National Academies Summer Institutes, the CURE SI will be a working meeting during which participants will learn about and use evidence-based teaching strategies to develop a CURE they will teach at their...

  • 13 Jul 2015
    7:00 pm EDT 
    to 18 Jul 2015
    10:30 pm EDT 

    The National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education at the University of Oregon

    Category: Workshop

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies invite college and university faculty and instructional staff to develop teaching skills at five-day workshops to transform the undergraduate classroom. The Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education model the scientific teaching...

  • 20 Jul 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 20 Nov 2015
    10:00 pm EST 

    Using data-driven modules designed by Dryad Lab in college biology classrooms

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    In this network, participants will develop a plan for integrating data-rich, interactive modules into their biology classes. DryadLab is an educational extension of the Dryad Digital Repository, a database that contains freely available research data from thousands of published scientific...

  • 20 Jul 2015
    3:00 pm EDT 
    to 24 Jul 2015
    6:30 pm EDT 

    The National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education at Louisiana State University

    Category: Workshop

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies invite college and university faculty and instructional staff to develop teaching skills at five-day workshops to transform the undergraduate classroom. The Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education model the scientific teaching...

  • 25 Jul 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 
    to 30 Jul 2015
    1:00 am EDT 

    Botany 2015

    Category: Meeting

  • 27 Jul 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 31 Jul 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 

    Individual-based Modeling Workshop

    Category: Workshop

    IBM Workshop with NetLogo July 27-31, 2015 Humboldt State University Arcata, California Applications for the July 2015 course are now being accepted through April 6, or when course is full.

  • 30 Jul 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 01 Aug 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 

    SABER 2015

    Category: Meeting

    Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research annual meeting

  • 09 Aug 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 14 Aug 2015
    9:00 pm EDT 
  • 11 Aug 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 13 Aug 2015
    12:00 am EDT 

    STEM Summer Institute

    Category: Workshop

    Hosted by the Higher Education Research Institute. Led by CIRP Director Dr. Kevin Eagan, this intensive two-day workshop promises to be an engaging and enlightening event that will equip participants with skills, knowledge, and insight that will be helpful in identifying, assessing, and...

  • 28 Aug 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 
    to 26 Sep 2015
    7:59 am EDT 

    Apply to join the InTeGrate Faculty Mentoring Network!

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    Applications are now being accepted for the InTeGrate faculty mentoring network. Participants in this network will work to adopt data-driven, interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change to use in their biology courses. Registration: Open until September 25th...

  • 01 Sep 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 15 Nov 2015
    10:00 pm EST 

    Teaching quantitative biology with agent-based models and NetLogo

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    This faculty mentoring network will provide participants with a basic introduction to teaching agent-based modeling with NetLogo. The goal is to increase faculty awareness of how NetLogo-based activities can be used to build student understanding of the modeling process and complex biology...

  • 01 Oct 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 24 Nov 2015
    10:00 pm EST 

    Managing collaborative undergraduate research

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    Participants of this faculty mentoring network will meet at BEER2015 to learn how to utilize QUBES to help manage your current undergraduate research, classroom-based research, or undergraduate education research agendas. Registration: Closed for Fall 2015. Contact: Carrie Diaz-Eaton

  • 05 Oct 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 29 Apr 2016
    9:00 pm EDT 

    Incorporating more quantitative reasoning into introductory biology courses

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    This faculty mentoring network will provide participants with a strategy to incorporate more quantitative reasoning skills into their introductory bio classroom. We will work together to find ways to increase quantitative skills in your existing curriculum and help your students use these skills...

  • 05 Oct 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 29 Apr 2016
    9:00 pm EDT 

    Grounding your Biology: InTeGrating Geology and Biology

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    Participants in this faculty mentoring network will adopt data-driven interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change for their courses. We will work together in an online community and during a one-day kick-off meeting preceding the National Association of Biology...

  • 05 Oct 2015
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 17 Aug 2016
    9:00 pm EDT 

    B2 Scholars: Creating a culture of transformation within the two-year college biology community

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    B2 Scholars are biologists and biology educators at two-year colleges who demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing their teaching practices by developing their individual scholarship in such areas as teaching, research, grant writing, and assessment. The B2 Scholars also engage with...

  • 21 Oct 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 
    to 24 Oct 2015
    4:00 pm EDT 

    NIMBioS Working Group: Unpacking the Black Box

    Category: Workshop

    The goal of this working group is to synthesize educational research on how students learn mathematical, biological and interdisciplinary skills, collect information on effective pedagogical methods and instructional interventions, and generate accessible resources for faculty to integrate this...

  • 11 Nov 2015
    6:00 pm EST 
    to 15 Nov 2015
    3:00 am EST 

    NABT Professional Development Conference:2015

    Category: Seminar

    Help us prepare for the future of biology teaching by sharing your best practices, classroom insights, and cool tools at the only event designed for biology educators by biology educators. -Lifted from website NABT is accepting session proposals for this year's conference in November. ...

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