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FALL 2016- WEEK 10

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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.

Journal Club

For this week, please read these two articles:

Poffenroth, M. (2015). Large lectures 101. Science Magazine.http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2015/03/large-lectures-101

AND

Feldman, K. A. (2013). Using a “Microbe Minute” to Improve Class Attendance and Increase Course Interest. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE14(2), 277.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3867777/For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings in 217 LISB. Feel free to attend either.

Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 1:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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Graduate Training in Biology Education at ASU

The Biology Education Research Lab at Arizona State University is recruiting M.S. and Ph.D. students to join a vibrant team dedicated to improving undergraduate biology education. Led by Sara Brownell, our interests in the lab are broad and we thrive on exploring diverse research areas in biology education. Ongoing projects in the lab have thus far focused on course-based undergraduate research experiences as well as undergraduate research experiences more broadly, interventions for at-risk biology students, social and cultural factors that influence students’ experience in biology classes, how student identities including gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA status, and transfer status influence student experiences in the classroom, and issues related to student attitudes towards evolution. Students can earn a degree in Biology or Biology and Society from the School of Life Sciences while conducting research in biology education in a topic that is of interest to them. Support in the form of research assistantships and/or teaching assistants is available for interested graduate students. For more information, please go to the lab website (sebbers.wix.com/biology-ed-lab) or contact Sara (sbrownel@asu.edu). Application deadlines are December 1st.

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Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching Resources

The Summer Intstitutes Central Team has added a number of new resources to the Summer Institutes website, including:
• Videos and articles about active learning, including peer learning and a look inside active learning classrooms
• Curricular resources and teaching tools, including a scientific teaching series
• STEM teaching and learning communities
To explore these tools, please visit the website and click on the Resources tab.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Graduate Training in Biology Education at ASU

Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching Resources

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Applcations Open for Grants and Scholarships

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) encourages students statewide to apply now for grants and scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov. OSAC awards more than $80 million each year in state-funded grants and privately funded scholarships to help students meet their college expenses. More than 500 privately funded scholarship opportunities are available to eligible Oregon students with a wide range of interests and needs, in addition to the state-administered Oregon Promise and the Oregon Opportunity Grant.

Students  must apply online at OregonStudentAid.gov and submit a completed OSAC scholarship application and all other required materials by March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Students may explore over 500 scholarships and apply for up to 40 with one application, and there is no cost to apply. Scholarship funds are available for graduating high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students, GED and homeschooled students, community college and vocational school students, single parents returning to school, and more. Students who submit their applications by February 15 at 5:00 pm may be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 OSAC Early Bird scholarship.

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