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  1. A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists

    A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists

    2020-08-07 01:56:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Conant, Tom D'Elia, Arturo Diaz, Denise L Monti, Richard Pollenz, Vassie Ware, Kathy Takayama, Viknesh Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/CBP1-T733

    This activity is designed to prompt students to reflect on and recognize their own growth as scientists and, consequently, may help develop student self-efficacy and science identity.

  2. Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research

    Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research

    2020-08-07 01:54:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Conant, Tom D'Elia, Arturo Diaz, Denise L Monti, Richard Pollenz, Vassie Ware, Kathy Takayama, Viknesh Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/T9X4-SQ93

    In this activity, students and the research mentor co-develop an elevator pitch that students can use to communicate their research.

  3. 5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations

    5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations

    2020-08-07 01:53:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Conant, Tom D'Elia, Arturo Diaz, Denise Monti, Richard Pollenz, Vassie Ware, Kathy Takayama, Viknesh Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/YGQ4-5977

    5Qs (five questions) is a simple pedagogy tool research mentors can use to help students think through their observations systematically, to draw supported conclusions, and to decide on next steps, all of which can be done independently by students.

  4. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4

    STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4

    2020-08-06 11:56:50 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mays Imad | doi:10.25334/685T-NE04

    Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching with Dr. Mays Imad.

  5. Understanding Gene Prediction Programs

    Understanding Gene Prediction Programs

    2020-08-05 22:55:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ellen Wisner, Beckie Bortz, Kirk Anders, William Davis, Lee Hughes | doi:10.25334/SAEG-TJ47

    Introduces students to the key biological concepts underlying computational gene prediction. Outcomes include ability to analyze and evaluate output of gene prediction programs, and reflect on their engagement with big data and computational output.

  6. Pre-lesson:  Introduction to BLAST

    Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

    2020-08-05 21:58:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/TY8V-G541

    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.

  7. Lesson VII - Synteny

    Lesson VII - Synteny

    2020-08-05 21:26:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gaurav Arora, Anne Rosenwald, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/SGQF-1W47

    The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.

  8. Lesson III - Annotation

    Lesson III - Annotation

    2020-08-05 20:44:24 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/JEY1-0927

    Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all the A's, C's, T's, and G's.

  9. Exploring Phage Immunity Systems with a Scientific Reading and Communication Activity

    Exploring Phage Immunity Systems with a Scientific Reading and Communication Activity

    2020-08-05 16:06:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sean Coleman, Natasha Dean, Karen Klyczek, Kirk R Anders, Sumali Pandey | doi:10.25334/DXXX-BB89

    This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems, through reading primary literature and communicating key aspects.

  10. Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Phage Immunity Systems: A jigsaw activity

    Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Phage Immunity Systems: A jigsaw activity

    2020-08-05 15:50:54 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sean Coleman, Nathasha Dean, Karen Klyczek, Kirk R Anders, Sumali Pandey | doi:10.25334/GS25-YG91

    This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems

  11. Phage Discovery Videos

    Phage Discovery Videos

    2020-08-05 04:22:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/5KQF-3J02

    A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.

  12. Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively

    Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively

    2020-08-05 04:09:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Arturo Diaz, Julia Lee-Soety, Shima Chaudhary, Richard Pollenz | doi:10.25334/DFVG-BG93

    This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.

  13. 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.

  14. Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics

    Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics

    2020-08-03 19:07:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Fran Sandmeier | doi:10.25334/D2FN-GW02

    This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.

  15. 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.

  16. Setting Up Nonparametric Tests

    Setting Up Nonparametric Tests

    2020-08-02 20:44:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Romi L Burks | doi:10.25334/PFE8-D888

    This swirl lesson will show you how to rearrange your data within R from one that shows a multiple factor design (2 x 2) to a single factor (4 levels) to allow for data analyses that require non-parametric statistics.

  17. Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

    Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

    2020-07-30 16:50:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Emily C Pollina | doi:10.25334/ZJ6E-D163

    TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? This is an adaptation of the module that includes statistical testing and links sections to a lab report writing.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.