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List of resources and support communities dedicated to biology undergraduate education
22 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nate Emery
Michigan State University
Ecologists new to teaching and evidence-based teaching practices often feel alone and without support. There are resources and communities that can help them become better instructors and...
Teaching introductory bioinformatics with Jupyter notebook-based active learning
17 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Colin Dewey
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Presentation on teaching introductory bioinformatics with Jupyter notebook-based active learning at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Mathematical Modeling via Multiple Representations
25 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2
1. University of Nebraska Lincoln 2. Bates College
This is a presentation delivered by Glenn Ledder and Carrie Diaz Eaton at the SMB Annual Meeting in Montreal July, 2019.It describes how to implement the Rule-of-Five framework, published in PRIMUS.
Faculty Mentoring Networks for Botany Faculty Professional Development
23 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
Poster presented at the 2019 Botanical Society of America conference.
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data using Serenity
13 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
National Ecological Observatory Network: A Data Source For Your Classroom
11 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan A. Jones
National Ecological Observatory Network
Poster on NEON resources for use in research and education presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop.
Cells of the Immune System
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This tutorial provides an overview of the immune system, concentrating on the roles played by B and T lymphocytes, and on the antigen-presentation system.
The p53 Gene and Cancer
This tutorial describes the structure and function of the p53 protein, how its activity is regulated in cells, and how mutant versions of p53 can lead to cancer.
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop...
Conference-based Undergraduate Experiences: Lowering the Barrier for Learning about Computational Biology
By Anna Ritz
Presentation on how attending conferences can enhance computational biology training for undergraduates at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1
College of William and Mary
Abstract for poster on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom
By Molly Phillips1, Debra Linton2, Libby Ellwood3, Natalie Douglas2, Lisa White4, Anna Monfils2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. Central Michigan University 3. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4. University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley
Abstract for poster on using collections data presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
Leaping Lemur Life History
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interrupted case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) Life History chapter. Students practice calculating life history...
Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Morgan
The College of Wooster
Presentation on NIBLSE at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Measuring Success for Collections: Educational Products and Outcomes
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Debra Linton1, Lisa White, Natalie Douglas, Shari Ellis, Sam S Donovan4
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio 4. University of Pittsburgh
Presentation at the 34th Annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Expanding Undergraduate Participation in Computational Biology: Resources and Lessons Learned from a Hands-on Workshop
05 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Layla Oesper
Presentation on computational biology in undergraduate education at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Spatial Justice, Marginal Populations, and Data Integrity
04 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melinda Laituri
Colorado State University
Spatial justice refers to the consequential geography of a place where spaces are socially produced. Understanding how spatial injustice is created at different spatial scales is an essential part...
The ml4bio Workshop: Machine Learning Literacy for Biologists
02 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fangzhou Mu1, Chris Magnano1, Debora Treu2, Anthony Gitter1
1. University of Wisconsin - Madison 2. Morgridge Institute for Research
Presentation on machine learning literacy for biologists at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Reflective Writing Prompt
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level ecology course for Environmental or Biological Science majors. Classes of ~20 students work best for the activity.