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Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab
12 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Spera
University of Richmond
This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses...
MiniWorkshop Follow-Up October 2, 2020
03 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gaurav Arora1, Vinayak Mathur2
1. Gallaudet University 2. Cabrini University
A follow up to our mini workshop of August 14, 2020. Further information about the python pipeline for HGT and the new cytoscape lesson.
Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models
16 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Parks Collins1, Paul Strode2
1. Mitchell Community College 2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the...
Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges: Building a Community of Biology and Math Faculty to Develop and Disseminate Open Educational Resources
31 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Vedham Karpakakunjaram1, Kristin Jenkins2
1. Montgomery College 2. BioQUEST
This is a poster presented at the SABER West 2020 conference. We introduced the grant's goals and objectives, described the leadership team and disseminated the information about the first network...
Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020
By Vinayak Mathur1, Anne Rosenwald2, Gaurav Arora3
1. Cabrini University 2. Georgetown University 3. Gallaudet University
We reviewed the materials available on Genome Solver (other lessons here) and described our new python pipeline for examining horizontal gene transfer and a new synteny lesson in detail.
S-JEDI Learning Group Resource
27 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Jasmine Roberts2, Pat Marsteller3, Maggie Diamond-Stanic4
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. The Ohio State University 3. Emory University 4. Bates College
This resource provides a curriculum for a 6 week learning group centered on examining social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically geared to organizational leaders in open education.
Let's Talk About COVID-19
26 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3
1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond
This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19
Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis
24 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Deborah Tobiason1, William Davis2
1. Carthage College 2. Washington State University
In this activity, students are introduced to phylogenetic trees and networks as tools for analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)
20 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Susan Mazer2
1. Cal Poly State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work...
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning Recording
14 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hayley Orndorf1, Andrew Osborne Hasley2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. BioQuest
Video recordings (with captions), transcript, and chat for the STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 3
By Kelisa Wing
Department of Defense Education Activity
Episode 3 builds from Kelisa Wing's recent blog post calling for educators to hold themselves accountable for dismantling racial oppression.
Exploring Functions for Common Phage Proteins
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Rocheleau1, Matthew David Mastropaolo2, C. Nicole Sunnen3, Andrea R. Beyer4, Thomas Ndolo5, Daniel Williams, Sanghamitra Saha6, Natasha Dean7
1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2. Neumann University 3. University of the Sciences 4. Virginia State University 5. South Texas College 6. University of Houston-Downtown 7. La Sierra University
This resource is designed to help students better understand the functions of common structural and enzymatic phage proteins, and to relate these functions to phage structure using electron...
Student and Faculty Tools for Generating High-Quality Phage Annotations
By Kristen Butela1, Hui-Min Chung2, Lee Hughes3, Denise L Monti4
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. University of West Florida 3. University of North Texas 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Phage genome annotation requires collaboration between faculty and their student research team. This set of resources provides tools to assist both students and faculty in the evaluation and...
A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise L Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
1. University of Detroit Mercy 2. Indian River State College 3. La Sierra University 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham 5. University of South Florida 6. Lehigh University 7. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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.
Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research
In this activity, students and the research mentor co-develop an elevator pitch that students can use to communicate their research.
5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
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,...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4
By Mays Imad
Pima Community College
Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching with Dr. Mays Imad.