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  1. Collections Education Coffee Break Series: oVert TCN Resources for Education

    Collections Education Coffee Break Series: oVert TCN Resources for Education

    2021-09-24 17:46:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jaimi Gray | doi:10.25334/95DJ-MY09

    Dr. Jaimi Gray gives a brief introduction into educational resources associated with the oVert project. ...

  2. Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS

    Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS

    2021-09-24 16:33:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cecily Bronson | doi:10.25334/9EE1-AB83

    Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS

  3. Single Cell Insights Into Cancer Transcriptomes: A Five-Part Single-Cell RNAseq Case Study Lesson

    Single Cell Insights Into Cancer Transcriptomes: A Five-Part Single-Cell RNAseq Case Study Lesson

    2021-09-24 15:31:04 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Leigh Ann Samsa*, Melissa Eslinger, Adam Kleinschmit, Amanda Solem, Carlos C. Goller* | doi:10.25334/VMR1-PR14

    There is a growing need for integration of “Big Data” into undergraduate biology curricula. Transcriptomics is one venue to examine biology from an informatics perspective. RNA sequencing has largely replaced the use of microarrays for whole genome gene expression studies....

  4. Pre-lesson:  Introduction to BLAST

    Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

    2021-09-22 15:37:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sarah Prescott | doi:10.25334/EJ4N-7074

    Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.

  5. Pre-lesson:  Introduction to BLAST

    Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

    2021-09-22 15:15:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sarah Prescott | doi:10.25334/NWR7-DT11

    Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.

  6. Design Your Own Flow Cytometry Experiment: A Four-Week Inquiry Laboratory

    Design Your Own Flow Cytometry Experiment: A Four-Week Inquiry Laboratory

    2021-09-21 19:10:16 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joseph J. Dolence | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.19

    Due to its importance to the field, flow cytometry should be one of the hallmark methods a student learns in the lab portion of an undergraduate immunology course. Flow cytometry is a classic lab technique utilized within immunology and molecular biology research, as well as clinical...

  7. Reading and Discussing Popular Media to Increase SEA-PHAGES Student Engagement

    Reading and Discussing Popular Media to Increase SEA-PHAGES Student Engagement

    2021-09-16 04:19:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Allison A Johnson, Daniel Eric Westholm, Nathan s Reyna | doi:10.25334/J00D-4W57

    This module introduces ways for students to connect their SEA-PHAGES work and real life medical trials with events presented in Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 Pulitzer prize winning novel on phage therapy. Here we present ways to incorporate discussion

  8. A CURE for <em>Salmonella</em>: A Laboratory Course in Pathogen Microbiology and Genomics

    A CURE for <em>Salmonella</em>: A Laboratory Course in Pathogen Microbiology and Genomics

    2021-09-15 19:52:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sophie K. Jurgensen, Joseph Harsh, James B. Herrick* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.24

    Rapid advances in genomics and bioinformatics, the vast amount of data generated by next-generation sequencing, and the penetration of the ‘-omics’ into many areas of biology have created a need for students with hands-on experience with computational and ‘big data’...

  9. Findings from spring 2021 EDSIN community member interviews

    Findings from spring 2021 EDSIN community member interviews

    2021-09-12 21:23:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Woodley, Camille Santistevan | doi:10.25334/6AAS-BN78

    During May and June 2021, CSCCE staff conducted nine 45-minute interviews with members of the EDSIN community with the goal of ascertaining perceptions about the community and its purpose, and possible next steps for its growth.

  10. Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel

    Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel

    2021-09-02 20:18:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marina McLeod, Jennifer Olson, Wendy Houston | doi:10.25334/9H0T-9M45

    In this activity, students use real water chemistry data and descriptive statistics in Excel to examine primary productivity in an urban estuary of the Salish Sea. They will consider how actual data do or do not support expected annual trends.

  11. An undergraduate bioinformatics curriculum that teaches eukaryotic gene structure

    An undergraduate bioinformatics curriculum that teaches eukaryotic gene structure

    2021-08-31 15:51:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Meg M. Laakso, Leocadia V. Paliulis, Paula Croonquist, Brianna Derr, Elena Gracheva, Charles Hauser, Carina Howell, Christopher Jones, Jacob D. Kagey, Jennifer Kennell, S. Catherine Silver Key, Hemlata Mistry, Srebrenka Robic, Jamie Sanford, Marisol Santisteban, Chiyedza Small, Rebecca Spokony, Joyce Stamm, Melanie Van Stry, Wilson Leung, Sarah C.R. Elgin | doi:10.24918/cs.2017.13

    Gene structure, transcription, translation, and alternative splicing are challenging concepts for many undergraduates studying biology. These topics are typically covered in a traditional lecture environment, but students often fail to master and retain these concepts. To address this problem...

  12. Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual

    Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual

    2021-08-30 21:06:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Kapinos, Canela Torres, Amanda Freise | doi:10.25334/DXX2-8N65

    A lab manual containing detailed instructions for several bioinformatics tools (dot plots, Phamerator maps, phylogenetic trees, and gene content similarity), all of which enable students to perform comparative genomic analyses on phages.

  13. Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens

    Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens

    2021-08-30 19:58:25 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas Lorusso, Denise Gemmellaro | doi:10.25334/VH6S-8H65

    This exercise is designed to guide a learner through the construction of phylogenetic trees as a means of addressing research questions in forensic science such as the identification of previously unidentified species contributing to decomposition.

  14. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Fixed vs Growth Mindset and Why the Biggest Challenge May be Faculty (Episode Seven)

    STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Fixed vs Growth Mindset and Why the Biggest Challenge May be Faculty (Episode Seven)

    2021-08-30 17:45:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brett Woods | doi:10.25334/YKKQ-Q751

    This webinar will explore how faculty can teach with a growth mindset and identify some potential areas of fixed mindset that might prove to be obstacles for many students.

  15. Science and Society: Integrating Historical Science Materials Into an Undergraduate Biology Course

    Science and Society: Integrating Historical Science Materials Into an Undergraduate Biology Course

    2021-08-30 16:24:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Shelley D. Copley*, Sean Babbs, Barbara Losoff | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.23

    Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2011) stresses the importance of fostering an understanding of the relationship between science and society. We describe a library-based activity that enables students in an...

  16. Follow the Sulfur: Using Yeast Mutants to Study a Metabolic Pathway

    Follow the Sulfur: Using Yeast Mutants to Study a Metabolic Pathway

    2021-08-30 15:40:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Clare M O'Connor | doi:10.24918/cs.2016.23

    Students are frequently overwhelmed by the complexity of metabolic pathways and they think they have "learned" the pathway when they have memorized the individual reactions.  This laboratory lesson helps students to understand the significance of individual reactions in the...

  17. Learning About Protein Localization: A Lesson for Analyzing Figures in a Scientific Publication

    Learning About Protein Localization: A Lesson for Analyzing Figures in a Scientific Publication

    2021-08-30 15:20:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Eric de Waal, Annette McGehee | doi:10.24918/cs.2020.5

    In order to function correctly, proteins must be localized to a specific subcellular location. We have designed this lesson to use data from the primary literature to teach students about the mechanisms cells use to direct proteins to the appropriate destinations and about the types of...

  18. Investigating Enzyme Structure and Function Through Model-Building and Peer Teaching in an Introductory Biology Course

    Investigating Enzyme Structure and Function Through Model-Building and Peer Teaching in an Introductory Biology Course

    2021-08-30 15:18:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Erin J. Friedman*, Christine H. Terry | doi:10.24918/cs.2020.4

    A foundational knowledge of the relationship between structure and function is critical to understanding how enzymes work. The seemingly invisible nature of these molecular interactions makes it challenging for undergraduate students to conceptualize the dynamic changes that occur during a...

  19. Using Comics to Make Science Come Alive

    Using Comics to Make Science Come Alive

    2021-08-30 15:16:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cara Gormally | doi:10.24918/cs.2020.3

    Students often see science as a fragmented set of facts to be memorized, rather than concepts and processes that are relevant in their everyday lives. This is especially true for non-science majors, who represent the vast majority of all college students. Including long-form comics, such as...

  20. Drawing flowcharts of lab protocols helps students prepare for biology labs

    Drawing flowcharts of lab protocols helps students prepare for biology labs

    2021-08-30 15:13:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Katie Anne Szumlanski Burnette | doi:10.24918/cs.2020.2

    With the publishing of the Vision and Change report, we know it is best practice to include authentic research experiences in our undergraduate science lab classes. One big challenge in teaching so-called "wet lab" classes is figuring out a way to make sure students come to lab...