Here we present major findings of a national survey of faculty teaching genomics CUREs conducted by the GEA, and our work on presenting relevant resources on the QUBES web portal.
GEA is a group of life science educators with experience in engaging students in genomics-based Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). A national survey of faculty teaching genomics CUREs conducted by the GEA indicated that online bioinformatics lessons, courses, and workshops are the most needed resources in the near future to support faculty teaching genomics CUREs. Here we present major findings of the survey, and our work on presenting relevant resources on the QUBES web portal. We also present work on a guide or template intended to aid faculty considering implementing a CURE involving RNAseq analysis. The template considers multiple learning objectives, entry and exit points, wet laboratory and bioinformatics analysis frameworks, and assessment strategies. Ultimately, we aim to facilitate efforts by faculty who want to build their own genomics CURE using our optimized resources. Supported by NSF RCN-UBE grant #DBI 1827130.
This is a part of the Genomics Education Alliance Posters & Beyond materials for the BIOME Institute.
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- Buonaccorsi, V., Hunt, A., Wiley, E., Subramanya, S., Leung, W., Elgin, S. (2020). Genomics Education Alliance: Towards Genomics CURE templates. Cultivating Scientific Curiosity, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/VV4Q-K260