Find information on common questions and issues.
Check on the status of your correspondences with members of the QUBES team.
Use diverse scientist narratives, use inclusive language, use student names, helping students understand adversity as shared, transient experiences to increase social belonging.
Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints
08 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tonya Bates1, Carlos Christopher Goller2, Lynda Gonzales3, Jennifer Kovacs4, Anne C. Rea5, Crystal Schalmo6, Alice Tarun7
1. UNC Charlotte 2. North Carolina State University 3. University of Texas at Austin 4. Spelman College 5. Maryville College 6. Green Dragon Conservation Education LLC 7. Alfred State College
Our BIOME Fall Working Group, Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints, explains the process of putting together a Science sprint in your community. A science sprint is a one-day event in...
Ecology/Environmental Biology Molecular Case Studies for Molecular CaseNet - YouTube
06 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Heather Simpson2, Jennifer Glee Buntz2, Sheela Vemu3, Shuchismita Dutta4
1. Central Michigan University 2. Central New Mexico Community College 3. Waubonsee Community College - Tenure Track and Northern Illinois University 4. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
Biome Institute 2021, Fall Working Group Summary Video
BIOME 2021 Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget Working Group Video Recap
By Karen Klyczek1, Laurel Lorenz2, Pat Marsteller3, Laura Elizabeth Ong4, Elizabeth Pollock5, Amber Qureshi6, Katie Weglarz7, Suann Yang8
1. University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2. Princeton 3. Emory University 4. King University 5. Stockton University 6. Unversity of Wisconsin Madison- Wisconsin Institute of Discovery 7. Westfield State University 8. Presbyterian College
This two-minute overview video describes the work of the 2021 fall working group for Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget course resources. Group members began developing new projects for a variety of...
BIOME 2021 QSSI Lightning talk
By Rachel Hartnett1, Elizabeth Hamman2, Dmitry Kondrashov3, Denise Piechnik4, Sara Sawyer5
1. Mount St. Mary's University 2. St Mary's College of Maryland 3. University of Chicago 4. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 5. Glenville State College
Our team, Quantitative Skills and Science Identity (QSSI), met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop a methodology to assess the effectiveness of Data Nugget/Scientist Spotlight activities. We...
Undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science Community (µRAMS) lighning talk BIOME Institute 2021
03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Grace Borlee1, Traci Kinkel1, Ashley Kaye McGrew1, Katriana A Popichak1, Carolina Mehaffy1
Colorado State University
The uRAMS (undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science community) was created by faculty and researchers at Colorado State University as part of our engagement with the 2021 BIOME Institute....
Failing to Succeed Lightning Talk - YouTube
By R Diotti1, Janice Friend2, Robert E Furrow3, Alida Janmaat4, Kristen Reynolds5, Alexandria Tress, Nancy Barsic Tress5, Jennifer Wade6
1. Bronx Community College 2. Washington and Lee University 3. University of California, Davis 4. University of the Fraser Valley 5. University of Pittsburgh 6. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Project summary for our Working Group, which sought to develop a toolbox of interventions for students struggling in introductory Biology courses
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
A Changing Climate in the Hawaiian Wet Forest: In-Person and Virtual Curriculum for Field Courses at Puʻu Makaʻala NAR
11 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teaching Change
Curriculum for Puʻu Makaʻala Huakaʻi with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), developed by Teaching Change. This module was created to guide Teaching Change Field Courses at Puʻu...
Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Kapinos1, Canela Torres2, Amanda Freise2
1. University of California, San Diego 2. University of California, Los Angeles
A lab manual containing detailed instructions for several bioinformatics tools (dot plots, Phamerator maps, phylogenetic trees, and gene content similarity), all of which enable students to perform...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Fixed vs Growth Mindset and Why the Biggest Challenge May be Faculty (Episode Seven)
By Brett Woods
High Point University
This webinar will explore how faculty can teach with a growth mindset and identify some potential areas of fixed mindset that might prove to be obstacles for many students.
Collections Education Coffee Break Series: Anne Basham from LepNet and SCAN on Vimeo
19 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Basham
Anne Basham (Founder ExplorMor Labs LLC/Co-Founder Bon-Earth, LeptNet and SCAN) Presenting on Natural history collections that connect marginalized elders with memory and the natural world. ...
Scientist Spotlights and Data Nuggets Workshop Materials (BIOME 2021)
29 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Ashley Allen1, Jennifer Apple2, Karen Groh3, Elizabeth Hamman4, Pratima Jindal5, Pat Marsteller6, Heather Olins7, Darlene Panvini8, Rachel Pigg9, Gustavo Requena Santos10, Merrie Renee Richardson11, Sheela Vemu12, Jennifer Wade13, Suann Yang14
1. Columbia College 2. SUNY Geneseo 3. Good Samaritan College 4. St Mary's College of Maryland 5. Waubonsee Community College 6. Emory University 7. Boston College 8. Belmont University 9. University of Louisville 10. Science Yourself 11. Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College 12. Waubonsee Community College - Tenure Track and Northern Illinois University 13. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 14. State University of New York College at Geneseo
Materials and resources for the "Scientist Spotlights and Data Nuggets Workshop," presented at the 2021 Biology and Mathematics Educators (BIOME) Institute.
Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3
1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University
Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Lizard cold tolerance and extreme weather events: a scientist spotlight featuring Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton
26 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Apple
Students interpret experimental and observational data about patterns in cold tolerance in the green anole. They reflect on the experience and identity of the lead researcher based on a video...
Using Nanoparticles to Treat Cancer Scientist Spotlight
By Jennifer Wade1, Hyeyoun Chang2
1. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2. Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Students use published scientific data to determine which types of nanoparticles would be best to use to deliver cytotoxic drugs directly to cancer cells. Then they learn about the scientist who...
Examining Medical and Scientific Racism Using the Story of Henrietta Lacks
22 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
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...
Urban stream invaders: a scientist spotlight featuring Dr. Piatã Santana Marques
15 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell
25 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
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...
Happy Blue Baby
09 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Didem Vardar-Ulu
Boston University, Chemistry Department
This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved on its own...