5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise 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
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,...
A CURE for <em>Salmonella</em>: A Laboratory Course in Pathogen Microbiology and Genomics
15 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sophie K. Jurgensen1, Joseph Harsh2, James B. Herrick*2
1. James Madison University, Louisiana State University 2. James Madison University
Rapid advances in genomics and bioinformatics, the vast amount of data generated by next-generation sequencing, and the penetration of the ‘-omics’ into many areas of biology have created a need...
Discovery Poster Project
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher Trimby1, Caroline Wienhold2, Janet Branchaw3
1. University of Delaware 2. University of Tennessee Knoxville 3. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Engaging in undergraduate research can be exciting yet intimidating to first-year students at large research universities. For first-generation college students, whose pre-college exposure to...
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.
Fibroblast spheroids and other models of wound healing and infectivity
20 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Victoria Virador1, Niloufar Alsadat Hassan Tehrani1, Spencer Adkins1, Alex Devlin1, Gabriel Virador1
The goal of our research is to create a functional in vitro 3D model of skin for the purpose of experimentation.
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...
Growing from Tiny Earth: A model for interdisciplinary CUREs at Johnson County Community College
By Heather Seitz1, Morgan Albright1
Johnson County Community College
This resource includes a video that highlights how Tiny Earth is implemented and a poster that shows independent research done by students after participating in the CURE courses.
Resources for Assessing Educational Interventions in Biology at the Collegiate Level
26 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Youngeun Choi1, Genevieve C. Saphier1, William J. Anderson1
Most scientific research is judged based on the quality of controlled experiments and carefully analyzed results. In addition, proper levels of regulation in terms of biosafety and animal usage are...
Theory, models and biology
25 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Wenying Shou1, Carl T. Bergstrom2, Arup K. Chakraborty3, Frances K. Skinner4
1. Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, United States 2. Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, United States 3. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Engineering, and the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States 4. Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Theoretical ideas have a rich history in many areas of biology, and new theories and mathematical models have much to offer in the future.
Your Tax Dollars at Work: A mock grant writing experience centered on scientific process skills
24 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Paula A.G. Soneral1, Sara Wyse1
A successful scientist combines skill, creativity, and the art of persuasion to excel in his or her field of study. Critically important for the professional scientist is the ability to not only...