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WINTER 2016- WEEK 9

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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 explore the idea of mindset in more depth by reading Walton, G. M., and Cohen, G. L. (2011). A brief social-belonging intervention improves academic and health outcomes of minority students. Science, 331(6023), 1447-1451. Available from this link. We will continue with Chapter 8 of Make It Stick next week.

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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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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WSCEG Conference

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the third annual Western States Chemistry Education Group (WSCEG) Conference on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016. If you are interested in attending, please complete the following poll http://doodle.com/poll/3t75mw2fb7u5yfht

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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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2016 Biology Scholars Courses

You are invited to join a prolific group of scholars and authors by applying to one of three Biology Scholars Courses. Each course serves a difference audience of faculty who may be at various points in their scholarly journey to improve student learning. In each of the three hybrid courses, accepted participants will attend webinars and complete online assignments from March through July. The experience is completed after Scholars meet face-to-face at workshops held July 19-20 in North Bethesda, Maryland, just prior to the 23rd Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators. The deadline to apply for a course is March 1, 2016.

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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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Volunteers Needed for Two Science Fairs

Option 1: CWOSE Science Fair

Would you like to be a judge at the science fair that UO is hosting on Saturday, March 5?  More youth than expected have signed up, and they are need of more judges for the weekend. This is CWOSE (Central Western Oregon Science Expo), the regional Intel fair for both middle school and high school students. If you’d like to judge (and we especially need middle school judges), please do two things: email Karen Sprague (kus@uoregon.edu) and sign up through the fair website.  Go tohttp://www.nwse.org/cwose and enter “Registration” by clicking on the frog icon in the upper right corner.

Option 2: UO 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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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Spring 2016 Scholars and Fellows

SABER 2016 National Meeting

WSCEG Conference

Showcase Oregon 2016 

2016 Biology Scholars Courses

BCCE 2016

Volunteers Needed for Two Science Fairs

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

KLCC Brings Claudio Sanchez to Eugene

NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez will be in Eugene to speak about the three P’s of education reform: politics, policy, and pedagogy. The public is invited to this free event. Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is one of the leading education journalists in the United States. In recent months he has reported for NPR on Common Core, President Obama’s proposal for free community college tuition, No Child Left Behind, teacher contracts, charter schools, the National Education Association, student loans, tenure, and much more. From student debt to educational equity, curriculum reform to teacher training, Sanchez helps the public get a better understanding of educational issues.

When: Wednesday, Mar. 2 at 7 pm
Where: 175 Knight Law Center

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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. 3, 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 the Undergraduate 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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UOWGS Networking Winter Workshop

UOWGS is holding a second winter workshop focused on networking! This workshop will feature Jennifer Hedlind from ThermoFisher Scientific. We will be focusing on the basics of networking, misconceptions, benefits, and tips for how people of different temperaments can go about networking. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh ideas and also to network with someone from industry! Please RSVP to this event by emailing uowgs@uoregon.edu

When: Thursday, Mar. 3 from 3-5 pm
Where: KLA 331

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Science Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Science Club will be at 2 pm on March 4 in 240D Willamette. The club meeting will cover upcoming outreach opportunities and include training in carrying out the elephant’s toothpaste demonstration.

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