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Scientist Spotlights and Data Nuggets Workshop Materials (BIOME 2021)

Author(s): Jessica Ashley Allen1, Jennifer Apple2, Karen Groh3, Elizabeth Hamman4, Pratima Jindal5, Pat Marsteller6, Heather Olins7, Darlene Panvini8, Rachel Pigg9, Gustavo Requena Santos10, Merrie Renee Richardson11, Sheela Vemu12, Jennifer Wade13, Suann Yang14

1. Columbia College 2. SUNY Geneseo 3. Good Samaritan College 4. St Mary's College of Maryland 5. Waubonsee Community College 6. Emory University 7. Boston College 8. Belmont University 9. University of Louisville 10. Science Yourself 11. Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College 12. Waubonsee Community College - Tenure Track and Northern Illinois University 13. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 14. State University of New York College at Geneseo

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Included here are the resources for an interactive workshop presented at the 2021 Biology and Mathematics Educators (BIOME) Institute. In this workshop, participants explored examples of lessons that were created this spring by our Scientist Spotlights and Data Nuggets Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) as open educational resources (OERs). Our lessons address data literacy of undergraduate biology students and foster diversity in undergraduate biology classrooms by highlighting scientific contributions from biologists who are members of Historically Excluded Groups (HEGs), which include any group of people whose rights, privileges, opportunities, or representation has been limited by society due to their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability difference, or economic status.  Our FMN created lessons for a variety of biology courses, student levels, and length.  In all lessons, students complete a data activity (e.g. interpret a graph) from a study authored by a biologist from a HEG, then read/watch/listen to an interview with the counter-stereotypical biologist about the data or figure and/or their background and career path.  The lessons end with reflections, all guided by predetermined learning outcomes.  As part of the workshop, we also provided examples of syllabus DEI statements as well as the models we have used.

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