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  1. Scientist Spotlights: Integrating Themes of Diversity and Inclusion with Course Content

    Scientist Spotlights: Integrating Themes of Diversity and Inclusion with Course Content

    2020-08-05 01:10:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dax Ovid, Kimberly Tanner, Jeff Schinske | doi:10.25334/RXTM-NK79

    The Scientist Spotlights Initiative empowers middle/high school, college, and university science educators to implement inclusive curricula that help ALL students see themselves in science.

  2. Flying With Swallows – a Model for Undergraduate Research-Based Learning

    Flying With Swallows – a Model for Undergraduate Research-Based Learning

    2020-08-03 15:11:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joanna Werner-Fraczek | doi:10.25334/G239-8E89

    Moreno Valley College, a two-year community college in Southern California, experiences an annual migration of cliff swallows. The presence of these birds inspired the development of the undergraduate research program, Flying with Swallows.

  3. Ethics in Synthetic Biology

    Ethics in Synthetic Biology

    2020-07-30 21:45:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lisa Scheifele | doi:10.25334/X92Z-EB27

    This collection of four activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.

  4. Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I

    Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I

    2020-07-30 08:58:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Aparna Anandkumar, Ariel Moline, Pascale S. Guiton | doi:10.25334/CEM2-HH58

    The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry educators integrate Black scientists' work in their curricula.

  5. Implementing a Math Prerequisite - Does it help or hurt?

    Implementing a Math Prerequisite - Does it help or hurt?

    2020-07-29 19:38:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stacey Kiser, Christine Andrews, Matthew Fisher, Shannon Seidel, Molloy Wilson, Natalie Wright | doi:10.25334/9G2T-WY63

    Poster on the effect of math prerequisite courses on student success in introductory biology. Presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

  6. Failing (in order) to succeed: Exploring how students cope with science failures in research-based courses

    Failing (in order) to succeed: Exploring how students cope with science failures in research-based courses

    2020-07-28 23:57:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lisa Auchincloss Corwin | doi:10.25334/KEPG-7R43

    Slides and related materials from the presentation given by Dr. Lisa Corwin as a part of the 2020 BIOME Institute.

  7. Digital Laboratory Framework via Canvas for LIFE courses at Colorado State University

    Digital Laboratory Framework via Canvas for LIFE courses at Colorado State University

    2020-07-28 21:43:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Dewey, Craig Marshall, Kim Hoke, Meena Balgopal | doi:10.25334/FK9V-P927

    The Life Lab Revisions team has piloted a Canvas-based approach to building scientific competencies in labs.

  8. The ADW: a database of animal natural history that supports complex, authentic student inquiry.

    The ADW: a database of animal natural history that supports complex, authentic student inquiry.

    2020-07-28 16:17:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Dewey | doi:10.25334/8E3K-C191

    Poster on the Animal Diversity Web and Quaardvark presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

  9. Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays

    Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays

    2020-07-28 14:56:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Julia Robinson | doi:10.25334/E3QW-KM91

    Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias Education-Identity, Diversity, Justice and Activism.

  10. Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network

    Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network

    2020-07-27 21:04:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/4K4E-B455

    Slides for BLUE presentation at 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

  11. Integrating digitized biodiversity data exploration into the undergraduate biology curriculum

    Integrating digitized biodiversity data exploration into the undergraduate biology curriculum

    2020-07-27 17:05:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Lisa White, Anna Monfils | doi:10.25334/E4PN-GZ50

    Poster on the Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE) project presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

  12. CyVerse: Scalable Image Informatics

    CyVerse: Scalable Image Informatics

    2020-07-27 15:41:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tyson Lee Swetnam, Edwin Skidmore, Tony Edgin, Ramona Walls, Eric Lyons, Nirav Merchant | doi:10.25334/C1DA-G511

    Poster on cyberinfrastructure for the machine learning ere presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

  13. Cell Collective: Learning biology with modeling and simulations

    Cell Collective: Learning biology with modeling and simulations

    2020-07-27 14:21:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ehren Whigham, Tomas Helikar | doi:10.25334/GXHH-WF50

    Cell Collective is an online, research-grade modeling platform adapted to engage students in creating and simulating dynamic models of biological processes.

  14. Welcome to the BIOME Institute

    Welcome to the BIOME Institute

    2020-07-26 19:19:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristin Jenkins | doi:10.25334/523B-7D89

    Slides for the BIOME Welcome on July 27, 2020

  15. Encouraging student collaboration and networking and improving student access to undergraduate research opportunities.

    Encouraging student collaboration and networking and improving student access to undergraduate research opportunities.

    2020-07-25 01:40:49 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gary Laverty, Metehan Cebeci, Jessica Rainey, R Rodney Cooper | doi:10.25334/DKZ3-R852

    We describe, as a case study, work done by two undergraduate students on a specific enzyme in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila.

  16. Exploring multiple approaches to engage underrepresented students in research with natural history collections.

    Exploring multiple approaches to engage underrepresented students in research with natural history collections.

    2020-07-24 19:04:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Molly Phillips, Adania Flemming, Jeanette Pirlo, David Blackburn | doi:10.25334/1FPC-KQ95

    The iDigBio team has leveraged natural history collections in a 3-pronged approach designed to engage undergraduates from underrepresented groups in collections-based research.

  17. Genome Solver: Building faculty skills in bioinformatics

    Genome Solver: Building faculty skills in bioinformatics

    2020-07-24 02:15:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Vinayak Mathur, Gaurav Arora, Vinodh Ganesan, Hita Gupta, Mariana Kazarian, Anne Rosenwald | doi:10.25334/G1B6-JJ53

    Genome Solver (GS) began in 2011 as an NSF-funded project for faculty training in basic web-based bioinformatics skills.

  18. Genomics Education Alliance: A Collection of Posters for the 2020 BIOME Institute.

    Genomics Education Alliance: A Collection of Posters for the 2020 BIOME Institute.

    2020-07-23 14:47:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Vince Buonaccorsi, Marcella Denise Cervantes, Douglas L Chalker, Anne Rosenwald, Emily Wiley, Jason Williams | doi:10.25334/90HY-1188

    This is a collection of posters from members of the Genomics Education Alliance (GEA) that will be presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute.

  19. Integration of Bioinformatics into Life Science Curricula: Community Development, Dissemination, and Assessment of a NIBLSE Learning Resource

    Integration of Bioinformatics into Life Science Curricula: Community Development, Dissemination, and Assessment of a NIBLSE Learning Resource

    2020-07-23 14:24:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Adam Kleinschmit, Rachel Cook, Barbara Murdoch, Elizabeth F Ryder, William Tapprich | doi:10.25334/F138-SS53

    Big data and computational tools have transformed the way we address biological questions. To prepare undergraduates for tomorrow’s challenges, life science curricula should integrate the understanding and use of these tools at all levels.

  20. Using genome browsers constructed by G-OnRamp to provide students with a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience in genome annotation

    Using genome browsers constructed by G-OnRamp to provide students with a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience in genome annotation

    2020-07-23 14:23:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Wilson Leung, Luke Sargent, Yating Liu, Nathan Mortimer, David Lopatto, Jeremy Goecks, Sarah Elgin | doi:10.25334/A57B-W632

    G-OnRamp (http://g-onramp.org) provides an easy-to-use web platform for educators to create genome browsers to engage undergraduate students in research projects, both collaborative annotation of eukaryotic genes/genomes and “big data” biomedical analyses