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    The Flight Physics Concept Inventory: Reliably Evaluating Aerodynamic Lift, Drag and Associated (Naïve) Concepts of Flight in Class and In-Game
    Students often struggle to transfer conceptual understanding from isolated instruction to a coherent mental model. This is especially true for the context of flight physics, fluid dynamics, or the...

    Keywords: active learninggamificationmisconceptionsaerodynamicsfluid dynamicsResearch-based assessment instrumentConceptual SurveyPRE-/POST-test

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    2020-TeachingModule-SpringDesignToMeetSpecsAtMinimumCosts
    We discuss a Modeling Scenario in which students are asked to design a spring mass system at minimum costs give relative costs of features of the spring.

    Keywords: moduleoptimizationspring massmassspring\costTeaching Moduleminimal cost

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    Mentorship Check-In
    We provide a scaffolded discussion for research mentors and mentees to evaluate progress toward their goals, expand conceptions of mentorship, and share ideas to enhance belonging in lab.

    Keywords: Undergraduate MentorshipMentorshipFostering a Sense of Belonging

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    Guided Goal Setting for Mentors and Mentees
    We provide a framework for research mentors and mentees to talk together and explicitly discuss expectations, assumptions, and goals for each party.

    Keywords: Undergraduate Mentorshipstudent mentoring and traininggoals

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    2020-TeachingModule-ModelingNonlethalInfluenzaEpidemic
    We discuss the modeling efforts and tools for success in modeling the spread of nonlethal influenza in an English boarding school

    Keywords: moduleepidemicboarding schoolTeaching Module

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    2020-TeachingModule-ModelingSpreadOfOilSlick
    This is support material and video for teaching a Modeling Scenario using a first order ODE to model the spread of an oilslick with incomplete data.

    Keywords: moduleoil slickTeaching Module

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    2020-TeachingModule-ModelingFallingColumnOfWater
    We discuss how to model a falling column of water empirically and analytically from first principles in physics laws.

    Keywords: modulecolumn of waterTorricelli's LawTorricelliTeaching Module

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    2020-TeachingModule-SpreadOfCommonColdSimulation
    This simulation is meant to introduce the idea of a differential equation model and investigate the impact of heightened hygiene and decreased interactions on the spread of an infectious disease....

    Keywords: simulationmoduleinfectious diseasediseasespreadTeaching Modulespread of disease

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    1-132-DigoxinElimination-ModelingScenario
    We model the concentration of digoxin eliminated from the human body at a rate proportional to the concentration. This is a ``first-order reaction'' in the language of pharmacokinetics -- the study...

    Keywords: nullclinespharmacokineticsdigoxindrug eliminationtwo compartment

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    2020-TeachingModule-GeometricBehaviorOfLinearSysteModeling
    This module concentrates on the geometric properties of a system of 2 linear, homogeneous first order differential equations in 2 variables as dictated by the corresponding eigenvalues. Students...

    Keywords: modulelinear systemsdigoxinTeaching Module

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    2020-Teaching Module-Applying Separation Of Variables
    This is one of several Teaching Modules prepare by the Principal Investigates of SIMIODE’s National Science Foundation grant and offered in 2020. The material offered is a complete narrative of how...

    Keywords: modulesEbolaseparation of variablesTeaching ModulesSeparation

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    Biogeography of Hantavirus Hosts
    Using QGIS, this module introduces students to zoonotic pathogens, host biogeography, the "One Health" concept, forming hypothesis, and natural history museums within the Hantavirus system.

    Keywords: human-environmental interactionsmammalsbiogeographyhypothesis formulationdigitized natural history collectionshuman healthQGISzoonotic diseasesone healthrodentsPathogens

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    Quantifying Bacterial Growth in the Guts and Hemolymph of Fruit Flies: Mathematical Modeling and Data Interpolation/Extrapolation
    In this activity, students will analyze raw data obtained from an experiment that explores the effect of overexpressing the Ssk protein in order to strengthen the intestinal barrier and prevent...

    Keywords: graphingexponential growthlinear modelsqbccinterpolationConcepts in Statistics and Precalculus Understanding exponential rates and linear slopesExtrapolation

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    Conducting Biodiversity Science in the 21st Century (Poster)
    A poster summarizing how museum resources can be used for conducting biodiversity science in the 21st century including in research, education and in increasing inclusivity and diversity in STEM.

    Keywords: researchmuseumPosterBiodiversitynatural history museumsOpen Datadata literacydiversityinclusionBLUEdigitized natural history collectionsbiodiversity data

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    Building Biodiversity Datasets for Invasive Species
    A module guiding students through the process of mapping biodiversity data and building a biodiversity dataset to study the spread and impacts of the invasive aquatic plant species, European...

    Keywords: Management Of Datanatural historyField researchconservation ecologyAquatic invasive speciesbiodiversity informatics

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    1-155-CruiseControl-ModelingScenario
    In this project we illustrate the design of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) cruise control algorithm for an automobile. PID control is one of the most common techniques in control...

    Keywords: PID controllerfeedback controlControl theorycruise controlautomobileclosed-loop controlinput-ouputblock diagram

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    Impact of Introduction of American Bullfrogs on Species Diversity
    This module explores the introduction of the American bullfrog on their ecosystem. Using species diversity calculations and data collection techniques, students explore how the bullfrog affected...

    Keywords: ecologyconservationspecies richnessBiodiversityspecies diversitydiversity indicessamplingspecies evenness

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    Experiencing the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project through BioQUEST Learning Communities
    Poster presented at the Gordon UBER Conference in June 2023

    Keywords: faculty learning communitiesInclusive teaching

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    Human Population Growth and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Humans alter the climate by emitting greenhouse gases, by changing planetary albedo, and by altering atmospheric chemistry. Between 1900 and 2000, humans' emissions of carbon into the atmosphere...

    Keywords: demographyhuman populationgreenhouse gas emissions

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    Using Map of Life to Investigate Species Ranges Shifts with Climate Change
    Biodiversity databases, based on species occurrences, are now readily available for students to use a free of charge. These databases allow exploration of how species ranges shift through time. One...

    Keywords: climate changehabitat suitabilityspecies distributionMap of Lifethermal tolerance

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