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Events: 2016

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  • 01 Jan 2016
    6:00 am EST 
    to 31 May 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    Scaling Up – Bringing research data into undergraduate classrooms: a QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network Spring 2016

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and QUBES are pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity  from January – May 2016 for faculty interested in bringing research data into undergraduate classrooms. Faculty will implement selected  Teaching Issues in Ecology...

  • 01 Jan 2016
    6:00 am EST 
    to 31 May 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    ESA Data Discovery Faculty Mentoring Network

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and QUBES are pleased to offer a second networking and professional development opportunity from January to May 2016 for faculty interested in bringing research data into undergraduate classrooms.  Faculty will implement selected Teaching Issues in...

  • 25 Jan 2016
    6:00 am EST 
    to 04 Apr 2016
    4:00 pm EDT 

    DryadLab - Using real data to engage students in scientific inquiry

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    Join us for an online network that will be focused on testing hands-on, data-driven modules in the undergraduate classroom. Registration:  Closed Contact:  Samantha Swauger

  • 01 Feb 2016
    6:00 am EST 
    to 01 Apr 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    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 Feb 2016
    1:00 pm EST 
    to 30 Apr 2016
    9:00 pm EDT 

    Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics (AIMS)

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    This faculty mentoring network will provide participants with a basic introduction to image analysis and using image analysis and interesting biological contexts to motivate student learning of mathematics and statistics.  Registration: Closed for Spring 2016. Contact: Jeremy Wojdak

  • 11 Mar 2016
    6:00 pm EST 
    to 12 Mar 2016
    9:00 pm EST 

    A Strategic Planning Workshop to Explore Quantitative Biology as a Vehicle for Broadening Participation at Spelman College

    Category: Workshop

    Systems Biology is a field of biology that argues that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that true understanding of complex and dynamic biological systems requires the incorporation and integration of fundamental principles derived from mathematics, physics, engineering and...

  • 18 Mar 2016
    12:00 pm EDT 
    to 19 Mar 2016
    9:00 pm EDT 

    3rd Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference

    Category: Meeting

    Creating Connections - Biology in Action!The theme for the 3rd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on stimulating approaches to Life Science instruction that:Connect learning to life science careers in research and practice: What is it like to be a Biologist?Connect learning...

  • 21 May 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 25 May 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    Human Anatomy & Physiology Conference 2016

    Category: General

    Join HHMI BioInteractive for a special film screening of "The Biology of Skin Color" on Sunday, May 21! Then come to our workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday 9-10:30am: “Wait, how many genes?” HHMI BioInteractive Resources for Teaching Cancer Biology in the...

  • 27 May 2016
    1:00 pm EDT 
    to 2:00 pm EDT 

    Webinar: Making Change Happen at your Institution: How to Overcome Practical Challenges and Build Momentum

    Category: General

    Initiating and sustaining change on the institutional level is a critical component of supporting teaching for a sustainable future, but knowing where to start is not easy. In this 60-minute webinar, participants will be guided through the steps for launching change efforts at one's...

  • 01 Jun 2016
    7:00 am EDT 
    to 15 Dec 2016
    5:00 pm EST 

    HHMI Biointeractive Faculty Mentoring Network

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    BioInteractive offers free, engaging multimedia resources on a variety of science topics. In this group, participants will work in collaborative groups to adapt existing BioInteractive materials that focus on quantitative skills, have rich data sets, and are paired with primary literature for use...

  • 01 Jun 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 31 Jul 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    2016 Summer Solstice Snapshot

    Category: General

    Project BudBurst is seeking plant observations from across the country during June and July! Celebrate summer and contribute valuable data to a national plant phenology database by observing plants in your community during Project BudBurst's Summer Solstice Snapshot campaign.

  • 02 Jun 2016
    2:30 pm EDT 
    to 3:30 pm EDT 
  • 16 Jun 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 20 Jun 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    ASM Microbe 2016

    Category: General

    The field of microbial sciences is evolving. More and more important discoveries are occurring at the intersections between disciplines, and trans-disciplinary collaboration has never been more important than it is now. Integrating ASM's two premier events, General Meeting and ICAAC, the...

  • 18 Jun 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 19 Jun 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    2016 Teaching Native Cases Summer Institute

    Category: General

    The mission of the Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative is to develop culturally relevant curriculum and teaching resources in the form of case studies on key issues in Indian Country.

  • 19 Jun 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 24 Jun 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    Lowering the Activation Energy: Making Quantitative Biology more Accessible

    Category: Seminar

    Biology requires a rapidly expanding set of quantitative skills including data analysis and management, statistics, modeling, computational reasoning, and visualization. If you are interested in developing your biology students' quantitative skills, this is the summer workshop for you! Join...

  • 19 Jun 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 24 Jun 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    2016 Summer Workshop

    Category: Workshop

    The 2016 BioQUEST Summer Workshop will be an exciting meeting, bringing together the BioQUEST, QUBES and Science Case Net again in a National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education. For more information, contact Kristin Jenkins (kristin.jenkins_at_bioquest.org).

  • 19 Jun 2016
    9:00 am EDT 
    to 24 Jun 2016
    9:00 am EDT 

    2016 National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology "Lowering the Activation Energy: Making Quantitative Biology More Accessible"

    Category: Meeting

    Modeled on the National Academies Summer Institutes, the Quantitative Biology Summer Institute (QB SI) is presented by BioQUEST, Science Case Net and QUBES.  This will be a working meeting during which participants will learn about and use evidence-based teaching strategies such as backward...

  • 24 Jun 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 28 Jun 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    American Society of Mammalogists 2016 Annual Meeting

    Category: Meeting

    The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) was established in 1919 for the purpose of promoting interest in the study of mammals. In addition to being among the most charismatic of animals, mammals are important in many disciplines from paleontology to ecology and evolution....

  • 05 Jul 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 08 Jul 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    CliMathNet Conference

    Category: Meeting

    The themes of the conference will aim to provide a forum for mathematics and statistics applied to weather and climate science, and will include: The development of novel methodologies to paleoclimates; Planetary system modelling; Weather and climate forecasting, and; Coupled...

  • 11 Jul 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 15 Jul 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    2016 SIAM Annual Meeting

    Category: Meeting

    SIAM’s Annual Meeting provides a broad view of the state of the art in applied mathematics, computational science, and their applications through invited presentation, prize lectures, minisymposia, contributed papers and posters. Organizing Committee Co-Chairs David Gleich, Purdue...

  • 12 Jul 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 5:00 pm EDT 

    Citizen Science Academy - Summer 2016

    Category: General

    Summer term for Citizen Science Academy begins, make sure to register in advance to participate. Explore the many ways in which citizen science can be incorporated into your classroom or institution. Developed and facilitated by leaders in the field, our professional development...

  • 18 Jul 2016
    6:00 am EDT 
    to 01 May 2017
    3:00 pm EDT 

    SimBio Faculty Mentoring Network

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    SimBio invites applications for a Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) focused on using SimBio’s SimUText Ecology™ as a platform to incorporate more active learning into ecology classrooms. Because students typically complete SimBio chapters before class instructors can focus class time on...

  • 18 Jul 2016
    11:00 am EDT 
    to 22 Jul 2016
    8:00 pm EDT 

    Teaching Individual/Agent-based Modeling

    Category: Workshop

    Applications are being accepted until April 8 The course is designed primarily for college professors and instructors who want to add individual-based modeling to their teaching and research skills. Individual-based (or "agent-based") models (IBMs, ABMs) are a popular new...

  • 18 Jul 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 22 Jul 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    2016 Earth Educators' Rendezvous

    Category: General

    Design your own professional development opportunity at the second annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Madison, WI. Events will include workshops, oral and poster sessions, plenary talks, and working groups. Capitalize on experience from your colleagues at a variety of workshops, present...

  • 21 Jul 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 24 Jul 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    ASMCUE

    Category: Seminar

    Now in its twenty-third year, ASMCUE® gathers over 350 microbiology and biology educators for an interactive four-day conference. Educators come from colleges, universities and international institutions to learn and share the latest information in the biological sciences and education...

  • 03 Aug 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 07 Aug 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    MAA MathFest

    Category: Meeting

    The annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America is the largest summertime gathering of mathematicians. MAA MathFest 2016 will officially open with the Grand Opening Reception on Wednesday, August 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the evening before the scientific program commences...

  • 07 Aug 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 12 Aug 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    ESA Annual Meeting

    Category: Meeting

    This meeting's theme is “Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene”.

  • 24 Aug 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 26 Aug 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    Scenarios And Models Of Biodiversity And Ecosystem Services In Support Of Decision-Making

    Category: Meeting

    The conference covers scenarios and modelling applications in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. It intends to mobilise experts in all relevant disciplines of natural and social sciences as well as policy makers and practitioners. Conference topics focus on: Exploring recent...

  • 01 Sep 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 31 Oct 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    2016 Fall Into Phenology!

    Category: General

    Celebrate the beauty of autumn by observing plants in your community with our Fall into Phenology campaign. During September and October take a moment and make an observation of plants as the seasons change. Are your plants flowering, fruiting, changing leaf color? Tell us! Participating is easy...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 02 Dec 2016
    5:00 pm EST 

    Math attitudes and anxiety in undergraduate Biology students

    Category: Faculty Mentoring Network

    QUBES is pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from September – December 2016 for faculty interested in alleviating math anxiety in undergraduate biology students.  This mentoring network will familiarize faculty with background on how math...

  • 28 Sep 2016
    3:00 am EDT 
    to 15 Dec 2016
    5:00 pm EST 

    2016 ASM M(icro)OOCs: Improving Microbiology Students' Quantitative Skills

    Category: Workshop

    The fall 2016 ASM M(icro)OOCs Course is a four-part webinar series, sponsored by ASM and QUBES focuses on increasing quantitative biology in undergraduate education. Each of the four 60-minute sessions will address common issues around teaching quantitative skills and reasoning, ranging from...

  • 30 Sep 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 02 Oct 2016
    5:00 pm EDT 

    SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth

    Category: General

    Climate change, biodiversity, infectious diseases, sustainability, energy, food, and water are among the areas of greatest global concern. The new SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth (SIAG/MPE) provides a forum for mathematicians and computational scientists engaged in these...

  • 03 Nov 2016
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 06 Nov 2016
    5:00 pm EST 

    2016 Professional Development Conference

    Category: Seminar

    Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, informative sessions and special events that you can't get anywhere else!  

  • 07 Nov 2016
    8:00 am EST 
    to 09 Nov 2016
    5:00 pm EST 

    Next Generation Genetic Monitoring

    Category: Workshop

    Genetic variation underlies key ecological processes and economic activities, and is thus a collective resource for sustaining future species, ecosystems and human society. As biodiversity loss accelerates and environmental challenges mount, there is need for quantitative evaluation of the status...

  • 12 Dec 2016
    8:00 am EST 
    to 16 Dec 2016
    5:00 pm EST 

    American Geophysical Union 2016 Annual Meeting

    Category: Meeting

    NEON scientists and educators will participate in a number of oral and poster sessions. Check back to this page as more information becomes available.

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