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  1. QUBES: Building a community to promote undergraduate quantitative biology education

    22 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/232This was a poster session at the 2015 Ecological Society of America meeting in Baltimore, MD.Ecology has developed into a field with a strong emphasis on quantitative research. As a result,...

  2. Reimagining professional development: Faculty mentoring networks as a model for connecting projects and teachers

    13 Mar 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/206The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project is working to design, implement, and assess online collaborative communities that promote teaching scholarship....

  3. Sealing the Deal The Grey Seal Problem in the U.S. Northeast

    18 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    "This case study uses a PowerPoint-driven approach combined with role-playing to explore issues surrounding the grey seal population off the coast of New England, specifically Chatham, Massachusetts. After gathering information, the students take the part of Chatham City council members and...

  4. SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations  is about teaching differential equations using modeling and technology upfront and throughout the learning process. You can learn more at our dynamic website, www.simiode.org, where we...

  5. SUMS4Bio - Video tutorials in math and stats for biology students

    27 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/747This website features an array of short video tutorials on ideas covered in Radford University's Math4Bio and Stats4Bio courses. Some videos cover concepts, while...

  6. The Effect of Instructor Communication on Student Perceptions of Mathematics in Biology

    19 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/237Student perceptions of the importance of mathematics in biology are context dependent. While students often view math as unnecessary to understanding biology, certain conditions can promote...

  7. Training In-Service Teachers to Think Deeply About Modeling in the Common Core Movement

    11 Oct 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/242Over the years, I have conducted in-service teacher training sessions and workshops organized by the Capstone Institute at Howard University. My role has been to enhance teacher content...

  8. Two themes, one talk: Distributing quantitative faculty expertise to classrooms that need it in real-time & measuring professional contributions to undergraduate education

    25 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/230Have you ever wanted to add a quantitative project to your course, but lacked the expertise with some aspect of the software, computation, modeling, or statistics?  Have you ever wished...

  9. Understanding the Quantitative and Computational Skills of Incoming Biology Students

    27 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/244Insufficient mathematical preparation has been linked to the failure of incoming students to persist in STEM-related majors.  In addition, recent advances in computation allow biologists...

  10. Using gross parasites to sneak even grosser equations into the introductory biology classroom

    19 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/234This was an oral presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists in Omaha, NE. "College faculty that teach introductory courses often struggle to...

  11. Using Online Materials/Videos to Enrich Linear Algebra for Scientists

    08 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/785Linear algebra is an important course for biology majors but it is usually designed for math majors (emphasizing proofs) or engineers (focusing more on matrix algebra and...