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  1. Examining Medical and Scientific Racism Using the Story of Henrietta Lacks

    Examining Medical and Scientific Racism Using the Story of Henrietta Lacks

    2021-07-22 15:10:28 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Melissa Haswell | doi:10.25334/QBEH-8376

    This is a semester-long project in which students read and discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks from multiple ethical perspectives. This project was developed for an undergraduate science ethics course but could be adapted to other biology courses.

  2. Genome Hunters: A Quantitative Biology Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

    Genome Hunters: A Quantitative Biology Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

    2021-07-19 20:11:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert E Furrow, Joel Rodríguez-Medina, Alex Nord, Mark Goldman | doi:10.25334/H8HM-SQ18

    Poster outlining the process of designing, implementing, and assessing a new quantitative biology CURE course series. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.

  3. Best Practices and Recommendations for Designing Activities for Highlighting Diverse Scientists Through Quantitative Skill Development

    Best Practices and Recommendations for Designing Activities for Highlighting Diverse Scientists Through Quantitative Skill Development

    2021-07-16 20:00:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristen Butela, Sheela Vemu, Pratima Jindal | doi:10.25334/JBTN-7A24

    Poster on best practices to guide the design of quantitative skill-based learning activities that help create an inclusive environment. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.

  4. LearnR Apps

    LearnR Apps

    2021-07-16 01:26:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Derek Edward Sollberger | doi:10.25334/3DM5-RF34

    Presentation on using the LearnR software in teaching. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute

  5. Bird watching: An easy way to get students collecting real biological data

    Bird watching: An easy way to get students collecting real biological data

    2021-07-16 01:23:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ellen Wisner | doi:10.25334/YAVB-FE38

    Poster on ways to implement citizen science-based bird watching into education. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.

  6. Grappling with Graphs:  New tools for improving graphing practices among biology students

    Grappling with Graphs: New tools for improving graphing practices among biology students

    2021-07-15 16:14:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie M. Gardner, Eli Meir, Joel K Abraham, Ryan Baker | doi:10.25334/GMSW-PH14

    Poster on gathering information about undergraduate biology students' graphing practices and using this information to guide teaching of graph construction. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.

  7. Urban stream invaders: a scientist spotlight featuring Dr. Piatã Santana Marques

    Urban stream invaders: a scientist spotlight featuring Dr. Piatã Santana Marques

    2021-07-15 06:06:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Apple | doi:10.25334/PS3C-0T54

    Students read and interpret data from a study which addresses how urbanization affects the invasive attributes of a non-native species. They also reflect on the identity of the lead researcher and how systemic racism has shaped his experiences.

  8. A Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data

    A Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data

    2021-07-09 18:24:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Katie D. Pearson, Susan J. Mazer, Tadeo Parada, Natalie Love, Jenn M. Yost | doi:10.25334/A4RQ-YX24

    10-week course-based undergraduate research experience in which students conduct novel research on the effects of climate on phenological events (e.g., flowering) of a plant species using publicly available data from an online portal (CCH2.org).

  9. Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments

    Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments

    2021-07-09 01:23:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamara Basham | doi:10.25334/8CQK-SV75

    In this exercise, students use a combination of publicly available data and tree cover data that they generate using iTree Canopy to test whether tree cover is equitably distributed within the city of Dallas.

  10. Maintenance of Phenotypic Polymorphism and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Swanne Gordon

    Maintenance of Phenotypic Polymorphism and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Swanne Gordon

    2021-07-08 22:06:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert E Furrow | doi:10.25334/XW84-CZ53

    In this lesson students interpret graphical evidence of frequency-dependent selection in the wood tiger moth, then make long-term evolutionary predictions. They then read and reflect on an interview with researcher Dr. Swanne Gordon.

  11. Writing Microbiology Resource Announcements Collaboratively

    Writing Microbiology Resource Announcements Collaboratively

    2021-07-08 15:05:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Arturo Diaz, Julia Lee-Soety, Shima Chaudhary, Richard Pollenz | doi:10.25334/JKPE-BM93

    This resources provides a framework for students to write a Microbiology Resource Announcement, collaboratively.

  12. RNAseq data analysis using Galaxy

    RNAseq data analysis using Galaxy

    2021-07-26 17:57:24 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Matthew Escobar, Sam S Donovan, Irina Makarevitch, Bill Morgan, Sabrina Robertson | doi:10.25334/XHW8-7189

    This is a bioinformatics exercise intended for use in a computer lab setting with life science majors.

  13. Using Bioinformatics Activities to understand the Past and Present of SARS-CoV2

    Using Bioinformatics Activities to understand the Past and Present of SARS-CoV2

    2021-06-30 15:25:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gaurav Arora | doi:10.25334/85AH-FF43

    We have designed a Bioinformatics activity that uses tools to identify the origins and mutations in the novel SARS-CoV2 strains.

  14. Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)

    Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)

    2021-06-29 03:01:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Beatriz Villar | doi:10.25334/PZZ9-KX14

    This activity explores the question: which species will be most affected by temperature changes, and how will changes in the phenology of one species affect its interaction with others as the climate warms.

  15. Human Dimensions in Amphibian Conservation: Addressing Threats

    Human Dimensions in Amphibian Conservation: Addressing Threats

    2021-06-28 23:15:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Sevin, Alexa Warwick, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid, Sarah Raisch | doi:10.25334/JES3-V748

    This module introduces students to the theme of human dimensions in conservation and provides them with an opportunity to engage in practices related to social science research.

  16. Graphing and mapping patterns of air quality in Los Angeles, California through an environmental justice lens.

    Graphing and mapping patterns of air quality in Los Angeles, California through an environmental justice lens.

    2021-06-28 20:52:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Adriane Clark Jones | doi:10.25334/AZ2T-1Y63

    Air quality is an environmental issue that impacts everyone in Los Angeles. We can see it with our eyes, feel it in our lungs and hear alerts along with the morning weather forecast. We are accustomed to “bad air days” in the summer and disturbances durin

  17. Critical inquiry for inclusive teaching of statistics

    Critical inquiry for inclusive teaching of statistics

    2021-06-28 18:27:25 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/H3XM-H817

    Professional development workshop slides to help curate conversations in teaching statistics with a critical inquiry lens.

  18. Coyote Habituation  and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell

    Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell

    2021-06-25 23:17:46 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darlene Panvini | doi:10.25334/2P6X-J305

    Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to human disturbance in coyotes.

  19. Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)- adapted to provide greater autonomy for students in an upper level class

    Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)- adapted to provide greater autonomy for students in an upper level class

    2021-06-25 00:29:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Laura Reynolds | doi:10.25334/FGRB-4B64

    This module adaption focuses on the interplay between winds, ocean upwelling, and marine productivity. Students are able to select and download their own data and compare results among different sites.

  20. Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns

    Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns

    2021-06-24 17:17:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid | doi:10.25334/TPNZ-Q261

    How to use publicly available infection case data to teach ecology and evolution of human infectious diseases.