Workshop Featured by UO Research and Innovation

9th June 2015 at 12:21 pm

Improv-Training-332x181_featuredThe recent Communicating Science two-day workshop, sponsored by SLPSTEM CORE and CAS and facilitated by faculty from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, is featured in an article from the UO Research and Innovation. Read the article on Research and Innovation website.

The workshop was also featured in Around the O on June 1, 2015.


Journal Club Spring 2015 – Week 10

1st June 2015 at 12:49 pm

It has been a great year! Thanks for your enthusiastic participation in all we have done.

This week, in the final Journal Club meetings of the year, we will play some science-related word games: Taboo and Balderdash. Come prepared to have some fun, and don’t forget your thinking cap!

– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pm in LISB 217 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP

We look forward to seeing you there!
Julie and Elly

 


Journal Club Spring 2015 – Week 9

26th May 2015 at 12:40 pm

For the last two weeks of the term we will focus on using games to teach science. Please read the following two articles and come prepared to try out some game playing.

Samide, M. J., & Wilson, A. M. (2014). Games, Games, Games; Playing to Engage with Chemistry Concepts.
http://chemeducator.org/papers/0019001/19140167.pdf

Gutierrez, A. F. (2014). Development and Effectiveness of an Educational Card Game as Supplementary Material in Understanding Selected Topics in Biology.CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(1), 76-82.
http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/1/76.full.pdf+html?with-ds=yes

– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pm in LISB 217 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP

We look forward to seeing you there!
Julie and Elly


Journal Club Spring 2015 – Week 8

18th May 2015 at 4:24 pm

This week in journal club we will try a role playing exercise about genetically modified organisms (GMO).

For the GMO debate, you will each have a role and take a side on the issue. Roles will be assigned by the first letter of your last name—see below. Read the appropriate short articles for your role and come prepared to discuss your side of the issue.

Molecular Biologists (Last name A-B)
Fedoroff, N.V. 2011 August 18. Engineering Food for All. New York Times.
http://nyti.ms/1HnP6cm

Casassus, B. 2013 November 29. Study Linking Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors is Retracted. Scientific American.
http://bit.ly/sciam_GMO

Corporate Officials (Last name C-D)
Fraley, R.T. 2013 December 30. The Future of Agriculture Requires Dialogue. Huffington Post.
http://huff.to/1HcSnbY

Fraley, R.T. 2014 May 6. To Deal With Climate Change, We Need Agricultural Innovation – Now. Huffington Post.
http://huff.to/1FkjP9C