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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...
Anti-Racist Educator's Starting Guides
10 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community1, Nicole Sumner1, christina Chin-Newman1, Nina Haft1, Jessika Murphy1, Shannon Coskran1, Michael Lee1, Ian Pollock1, Nazzy Pakpour1, Pascale Guiton1
California State University East Bay
The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) has worked diligently to create the attached anti-racist starting guides for our faculty and staff at CSUEB and on other higherEd campuses.
Building Community-Based Approaches to Systemic Reform in Mathematical Biology Education
03 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olcay Akman1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2, Dan Hrozencik3, Kristin Jenkins4, Kaci Thompson5
1. Illinois State University 2. Bates College and QUBES 3. Chicago State University 4. BioQUEST 5. University of Maryland
This is an open access article from Bulletins in Math Bio.
02 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community1, Nicole Sumner1, christina Chin-Newman1, Nina Haft1, Shannon Coskran1, Michael Lee1, Ian Pollock1, Nazzy Pakpour1, Pascale Guiton1
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...
Ethics in Synthetic Biology
By Lisa Scheifele1, Fran Sandmeier
Loyola University Maryland
This collection of five activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.
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 Webinar Series: Episode One
By Bryan Dewsbury1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2, Molly Phillips3, Anna Monfils4
1. University of Rhode Island 2. Bates College and QUBES 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 4. Central Michigan University
Episode One is a conversation with Bryan Dewsbury (University of Rhode Island) one of the authors of the CBE-LSE Inclusive Pedagogy guide.
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.
Meeting Report: Sustainability Challenges for Open Resources to promote an Equitable Undergraduate Biology Education (SCORE-UBE) Network
13 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Kaitlin Bonner2, Karen Cangialosi3, Bryan Dewsbury4, Maggie Diamond-Stanic5, Jason Douma6, Michelle Smith7, Jeremy M Wojdak8
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. St. John Fisher College 3. Keene State College 4. University of Rhode Island 5. Bates College 6. University of Sioux Falls 7. Cornell University 8. Radford University
We report on the SCORE-UBE Network Summit, which involved participants from multiple sectors in open educational resources (OER) in an on-going discussion about sustainability of OER in tandem with...
Using the QUBES platform and NEON faculty mentoring networks to build, adapt, and publish data-driven open educational resources
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kusum Naithani1, Megan A. Jones2, Kristine Grayson3
1. University of Arkansas 2. National Ecological Observatory Network 3. University of Richmond
This video provides an overview of the NEON Data Education Faculty Mentoring Networks and an example of published QUBES resource implementation in the classroom.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mays Imad
Pima Community College
Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching with Dr. Mays Imad.
Scientist Spotlights: Integrating Themes of Diversity and Inclusion with Course Content
04 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Dax Ovid1, Kimberly Tanner1, Jeff Schinske2
1. San Francisco State University 2. Foothill College
The Scientist Spotlights Initiative empowers middle/high school, college, and university science educators to implement inclusive curricula that help ALL students see themselves in science.
Flying With Swallows – a Model for Undergraduate Research-Based Learning
03 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joanna Werner-Fraczek
Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley College, a two-year community college in Southern California, experiences an annual migration of cliff swallows. The presence of these birds inspired the development of the...
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Implementing a Math Prerequisite - Does it help or hurt?
29 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stacey Kiser1, Christine Andrews2, Matthew Fisher3, Shannon Seidel4, Molloy Wilson2, Natalie Wright5
1. Lane Community College, BioQUEST 2. Lane Community College 3. Oregon Coast Community College 4. Pacific Lutheran University 5. Kenyon College
Poster on the effect of math prerequisite courses on student success in introductory biology. Presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Failing (in order) to succeed: Exploring how students cope with science failures in research-based courses
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Auchincloss Corwin
University of Colorado Boulder
Slides and related materials from the presentation given by Dr. Lisa Corwin as a part of the 2020 BIOME Institute.