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  1. Ancient Insects

    Ancient Insects

    2019-05-10 15:58:45 | Contributor(s): Susan Butts, Talia Karim, Chris Norris | doi:10.25334/Q40Q8M

    Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of environment the insect inhabited (3-LS4-1 of NGSS).

  2. Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds

    Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds

    2019-05-09 19:32:14 | Contributor(s): Katie Northcutt | doi:10.25334/Q45F24

    Teaching Notes on the Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds

  3. The Evolution of Human Skin Color

    The Evolution of Human Skin Color

    2019-05-09 19:24:51 | Contributor(s): Katie Northcutt | doi:10.25334/Q49742

    My teaching notes for the Evolution of Human Skin Color case study.

  4. Figure of the Day - Adapted for Non-Majors

    Figure of the Day - Adapted for Non-Majors

    2019-05-09 15:50:01 | Contributor(s): Crystal Peirce | doi:10.25334/Q4KQ98

    Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.

  5. Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Intro to R

    Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Intro to R

    2019-05-08 18:00:41 | Contributor(s): Kristen Kaczynski | doi:10.25334/Q45M9H

    This resource uses the Human Impact on Stream Ecology data set, background and questions and provides students an very general introduction to using R. Students perform basic summary statistics and data visualization in R (using tidyr language).

  6. Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and "under the hood" approach for incorporating molecular sequence alignment in introductory undergraduate biology courses

    Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and "under the hood" approach for incorporating molecular sequence alignment in introductory undergraduate biology courses

    2019-05-02 18:42:15 | Contributor(s): Adam Kleinschmit, Benita Brink, Steven Roof, Carlos Christopher Goller, Sabrina Robertson | doi:10.25334/Q4G45Z

    This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.

  7. Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)

    Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)

    2019-04-26 14:40:04 | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/Q4316W

    These are the materials for Math 214 offered at Rhodes College.

  8. Calling Bull: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

    Calling Bull: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

    2019-04-26 13:56:42 | Contributor(s): Carl Bergstrom, Jevin West

    "So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bull seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument."

  9. QUBES: An education gateway for professional development, OER sharing, and project support

    QUBES: An education gateway for professional development, OER sharing, and project support

    2019-04-23 13:19:43 | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, Jeremy M Wojdak | doi:10.25334/Q4CF20

    Poster about QUBES as an education gateway presented at the 2019 ASCN Transforming Institutions

  10. Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    2019-04-18 17:59:23 | Contributor(s): Nate Emery, Caleb Trujillo, Andrew Jarosz, Tammy M Long

    This lesson, published on CourseSource, enables collaborative teams to collect, quantify, and analyze observable seasonal changes in nature.

  11. Data is the New Science

    Data is the New Science

    2019-04-12 20:23:02 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips | doi:10.25334/Q4RR0R

    In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply what they have learned to research question.

  12. Following the Data

    Following the Data

    2019-04-10 01:26:26 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood | doi:10.25334/Q4WF18

    The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.

  13. Mentoring Pacific Island Students for Conservation

    Mentoring Pacific Island Students for Conservation

    2019-04-08 03:36:30 | Contributor(s): Noelani Puniwai-Ganoot, Sharon Ziegler-Chong, Rebecca Ostertag, Moana Ulu Ching, Linnea Heu, Cherie Kauahi | doi:10.25334/Q4174K

    This undergraduate internship program focuses on mentoring Pacific Island Students into conservation careers through development of skills, networks and sense of self, while being grounded in values important to target audience.

  14. Students of Color Identify Ways Enivronmental Faculty Can Advance Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Undergraduate Programs

    Students of Color Identify Ways Enivronmental Faculty Can Advance Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Undergraduate Programs

    2019-04-02 20:39:32 | Contributor(s): Tania Schusler | doi:10.25334/Q44X7J

    This grounded theory study documents the experiences of students of color in undergraduate environmental degree programs. Its results can inform faculty, staff, and administrators about how to cultivate greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  15. Expanding the pipeline: Engaging urban secondary school and college students in science and the environment

    Expanding the pipeline: Engaging urban secondary school and college students in science and the environment

    2019-04-01 14:26:01 | Contributor(s): Yael Wyner, Janice Koch | doi:10.25334/Q48Q83

    This speed talk will describe three education projects that engage urban minority students in science and the environment.

  16. UW Data Science for Social Good program

    UW Data Science for Social Good program

    2019-04-01 00:53:12 | Contributor(s): Sarah A Stone | doi:10.25334/Q4DF0J

    The UW Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program partners eScience Data Scientists and Student Fellows from across the country with Project Leads from academia, government, and the private sector to find data-driven solutions to societal challenges.

  17. Summary of the National Academies Report on Data Science for Undergraduates

    Summary of the National Academies Report on Data Science for Undergraduates

    2019-04-01 00:45:03 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross | doi:10.25334/Q4J73V

    Under the auspices of the National Academies, a Committee developed a consensus report regarding means to enhance undergraduate programs in the emerging discipline of data science.

  18. Actually, Data Science CAN Be Accessible: Barriers to inclusion of people with disabilities in the data science workforce pipeline and ideas for lowering them

    Actually, Data Science CAN Be Accessible: Barriers to inclusion of people with disabilities in the data science workforce pipeline and ideas for lowering them

    2019-03-31 23:44:28 | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley | doi:10.25334/Q4NX6T

    Will draw on personal experience as a student and professional with a severe visual impairment and knowledge gained from colleagues and friends during ongoing efforts in the area of accessible teaching in quantitative biology.

  19. NIBLSE Incubators: A community-based model for the development of bioinformatics learning resources

    NIBLSE Incubators: A community-based model for the development of bioinformatics learning resources

    2019-03-29 13:35:26 | Contributor(s): Michael Sierk, Sam S Donovan, Bill Morgan, Hayley Orndorf, Mark A. Pauley, Sabrina Robertson, Elizabeth F Ryder, William Tapprich | doi:10.25334/Q4XF1K

    Presentation given at GLBIO 2019 on NIBLSE Incubators

  20. Changing Faculty Practice: Promoting the Scholarship of Teaching with Faculty Mentoring Networks

    Changing Faculty Practice: Promoting the Scholarship of Teaching with Faculty Mentoring Networks

    2019-03-27 21:16:58 | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak, Sam S Donovan, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar | doi:10.25334/Q43445

    Poster presented at Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence, AAC&U 2018

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