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WINTER 2016- WEEK 10

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

Journal Club

This week for journal club we will finish with Chapter 8 ofMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: the science of successful learning. Harvard University Press.

For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building):

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

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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Spring 2016 Scholars and Fellows

We are recruiting undergraduate SLP scholars and graduate fellows! Review of applications is ongoing. Here’s the link to the undergraduate application, CAS 409 Practicum information, and the graduate application.

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PNACP Annual Conference

The Pacific Northwest Association for College Physics (PNACP) 2016 Annual Conference will be held April 1-2 at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus. The main theme of the Conference is sustainability.  The conference will feature not only seasoned career physicists but also feature the next generation of physicists. Attendees will be faculty and students from Pacific Northwest community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities.

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SABER 2016 National Meeting

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) is a scientific community whose members develop theory and generate evidence with the goal of improving biology education. SABER fosters Biology Education Research (BER) and its dissemination by defining the standards for BER practice, supporting the BER community through training and faculty development programs, and fostering collaborations among BER investigators. They will be holding their national meeting July 14-17, 2016, on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus. More information and a link to abstract submission can be found here.

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BioInteractive/QUBES Event

HHMI’s BioInteractive (http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive) and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project invite applications for a Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) focused on adapting quantitative BioInteractive modules for undergraduate introductory biology courses.  BioInteractive has a growing collection of quantitative and data based modules on statistics, graphing, and data manipulation, however these were initially designed for high school and AP biology. Participants in this FMN will work together and with the HHMI BioInteractive staff to adapt and implement these modules in their own introductory biology courses. The Faculty Mentoring Network combines a face to face workshop experience with a mentored, long term community interaction on the QUBES site. Applicants must be teaching introductory biology or an equivalent course in Fall 2016, and be able to attend the Quantitative Biology Summer Institute June 19-24.  For more information, visit: https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractivefmn

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Faculty Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Washington Internship Institute invite you to apply—or nominate a colleague—for the Faculty Fellows Program. This jointly-sponsored program offers faculty from all disciplines the opportunity to pursue professional, disciplinary, and personal interests in a challenging and dynamic professional environment—and to reinvigorate their work as scholars, teachers, advisers, and educational leaders. Faculty Fellows spend one full semester in the Washington, DC, area working at government agencies, non-profit organizations, national associations, museums, foundations, and other sites related to their expertise and professional interests. Fellows also have opportunities to engage with colleagues in their disciplines and with higher education experts. The application deadline is April 1, 2016. For more information, please visit the website.

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Project Kaleidoscope Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty

The Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to effectively manage the politics of such change and contribute to the national STEM higher education reform effort. There are three summer institutes to apply for, and all are located in Adamstown, Maryland. Applications are due on March 11, 2016. For more information on the Institute, visit www.aacu.org/summerinstitutes/sli.

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BCCE 2016

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is being held at the University of Northern Colorado from July 31 – August 4, 2016. In Greeley, you’ll find 1,000+ chemistry teachers from high schools and colleges learning and enjoying good chemistry and exploring the high plains of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.http://www.unco.edu/bcce2016/

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APS Institute on Teaching and Learning

We invite you to participate in the 2016 APS Institute on Teaching and Learning (ITL)June 20-24, 2016 in Madison, WisconsinThe Institute on Teaching and Learning will engage educators (from 2-year and 4-year colleges & universities and professional schools) in interactive sessions on evidence-based, student-centered practice in teaching, learning, and assessment. Whether you are an experienced educator or relatively new to teaching, it will challenge you to gain skills in designing and implementing educational research in your classroom and in learning how to share your findings with colleagues.

Please click here to view the invitation to the APS Institute on Teaching and LearningRegister for the Workshop by April 1, 2016 and be entered to win an iPad Pro!

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NW Regional Learning Assistant Workshop

You are invited to attend a two-day interactive workshop on the implementation of undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) in undergraduate classrooms. LAs are trained undergraduates who work with faculty to facilitate peer discussions, in-class activities, and out of class learning. They are able to engage learners not only with the content but also with each other, knitting together our learning community.  Held May 19th-20th on OSU’s Corvallis campus, participants will gain insight and practical knowledge regarding program creation, mentoring, and support of LAs. The registration cost of $85.00 includes meals, handouts, and supplies. ($75 if you register before April 7!). Teams are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the website.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Spring 2016 Scholars and Fellows

PNACP Annual Conference

SABER 2016 National Meeting

BioInteractive/QUBES Event

Faculty Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

Project Kaleidoscope Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty

BCCE 2016

APS Institute on Teaching and Learning

NW Regional Learning Assistant Workshop

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

WSCEG Conference

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the third annual Western States Chemistry Education Group (WSCEG) Conference. If you are interested in attending, please complete the following poll:http://doodle.com/poll/3t75mw2fb7u5yfht

When: April 16-17, 2016
Where: Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon

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NEXUS Abstract Writing Workshops

NEXUS, a student group that strives to help undergraduates get involved in research, is hosting abstract writing workshops to prepare for the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring. Feel free to come with an abstract already written or just an idea for one. They can help no matter what stage of the abstract writing process you are in.

When: Thursday, Mar. 10, from 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: GSH 103

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

For five years now, Undergraduate Studies has partnered with University Housing, the Robert D. Clark Honors College, UO Libraries, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Research and Innovation to support theUndergraduate Symposium—a special, campus-wide opportunity for students to present their original contributions in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Abstract proposals for student presentations at the 2016 event are due by 11:59 pm on March 25 and are submitted via the Undergraduate Symposium website or this direct link.

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Showcase Oregon 2016

On March 7, 2016, the Division of Equity and Inclusion will host its second-annual Showcase Oregon. This year’s  theme is  “Race, Gender, Faith and Justice: Empowering Women, Transforming Our World.” At this year’s Showcase Oregon, we focus on the theme of justice as it relates to the intersectional identities of race, gender and faith. The one-day symposium will feature a breakfast panel on student activism as well as a Teach In on the Movement for Black Lives over lunch by Professor Brittney Cooper, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University and Co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective. The closing reception will include a call to action by Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of Southern Commission on Colleges and a poster session by local student activists. The event is free and open to the public. Space for sessions is anticipated to reach capacity quickly, so we encourage you to RSVP by March 1st, 2016 with the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/showcaseoregon2016

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Volunteers Needed for Science Fair

The 5th annual UO Science and Invention Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016 here on the UO campus. This is an informal, entry-level fair for science lovers of all ages featuring hands-on activity tables and free science workshops. In order to support students in developing their projects, instructors from the SPICE program visit area classrooms to present a series of workshops on science fair project development. We need about 24 volunteer instructors to visit 14 area classrooms. If you love sharing science with K-8 kids, this is your chance to participate in a great program. For more information, contact Brandy Todd (btodd@uoregon.edu).

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