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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...
Ethics in Synthetic Biology
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele
Loyola University Maryland
This collection of four activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.
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.
Digital Laboratory Framework via Canvas for LIFE courses at Colorado State University
By Tanya Dewey1, Craig Marshall2, Kim Hoke2, Meena Balgopal2
1. Colorado State University and the Animal Diversity Web (animaldiversity.org) 2. Colorado State University
The Life Lab Revisions team has piloted a Canvas-based approach to building scientific competencies in labs.
The ADW: a database of animal natural history that supports complex, authentic student inquiry.
By Tanya Dewey
Colorado State University and the Animal Diversity Web (animaldiversity.org)
Poster on the Animal Diversity Web and Quaardvark presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays
By Julia Robinson
Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias...
Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network
27 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
Slides for BLUE presentation at 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Integrating digitized biodiversity data exploration into the undergraduate biology curriculum
By Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Lisa White3, Anna Monfils1
1. Central Michigan University 2. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 3. UC Museum of Paleontology
Poster on the Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE) project presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
CyVerse: Scalable Image Informatics
By Tyson Lee Swetnam1, Edwin Skidmore2, Tony Edgin2, Ramona Walls2, Eric Lyons2, Nirav Merchant2
1. University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, CyVerse 2. University of Arizona
Poster on cyberinfrastructure for the machine learning ere presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Cell Collective: Learning biology with modeling and simulations
By Ehren Whigham1, Tomas Helikar1
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cell Collective is an online, research-grade modeling platform adapted to engage students in creating and simulating dynamic models of biological processes.
Welcome to the BIOME Institute
26 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristin Jenkins
Slides for the BIOME Welcome on July 27, 2020
Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules: Glossary of terms
25 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meg Laakso1, Carina Howell2, Cathy Silver Key3, Leocadia Paliulis4, Maria S Santisteban5, Chiyedza Small6, Joyce Stamm7, Elena Gracheva8
1. Eastern University 2. Lock Haven University 3. North Carolina Central University 4. Bucknell University 5. UNC at Pembroke 6. Medgar Evers College CUNY 7. University of Evansville 8. Washington University in St. Louis
This glossary defines the key terms that are used in the Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules.
Encouraging student collaboration and networking and improving student access to undergraduate research opportunities.
24 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Metehan Cebeci1, Jessica Rainey1, R Rodney Cooper1
University of Delaware
We describe, as a case study, work done by two undergraduate students on a specific enzyme in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila.
Exploring multiple approaches to engage underrepresented students in research with natural history collections.
By Molly Phillips1, Adania Flemming2, Jeanette Pirlo3, David Blackburn4
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. iDigBio, FLMNH 3. University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History 4. Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
The iDigBio team has leveraged natural history collections in a 3-pronged approach designed to engage undergraduates from underrepresented groups in collections-based research.
Genome Solver: Building faculty skills in bioinformatics
23 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Vinayak Mathur1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinodh Ganesan3, Hita Gupta4, Mariana Kazarian5, Anne Rosenwald6
1. Cabrini University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Temple University 4. Conestoga High School 5. Horace Mann School 6. Georgetown University
Genome Solver (GS) began in 2011 as an NSF-funded project for faculty training in basic web-based bioinformatics skills.
Genomics Education Alliance: A Collection of Posters for the 2020 BIOME Institute.
By Vince Buonaccorsi1, Marcella Denise Cervantes2, Douglas L Chalker3, Anne Rosenwald4, Emily Wiley5, Jason Williams
1. Juniata College 2. Albion College 3. Washington University in St. Louis 4. Georgetown University 5. Claremont McKenna College
This is a collection of posters from members of the Genomics Education Alliance (GEA) that will be presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute.
Integration of Bioinformatics into Life Science Curricula: Community Development, Dissemination, and Assessment of a NIBLSE Learning Resource
By Adam Kleinschmit1, Rachel Cook2, Barbara Murdoch3, Elizabeth F Ryder4, William Tapprich5
1. University of Dubuque 2. Fairmont State University 3. Eastern Connecticut State University 4. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5. University of Nebraska-Omaha
Big data and computational tools have transformed the way we address biological questions. To prepare undergraduates for tomorrow’s challenges, life science curricula should integrate the...