ABLE 2011

Volume 33

Major Workshops | Mini-Workshops | Posters


Major Workshops

Studying Photosynthesis in Hedera helix

      Janice Bonner

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Microsatellite DNA: Population Genetics and Forensic Applications

      Kuei-Chiu Chen

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An Inquiry Based Bioinformatics Exercise Incorporated into a Newly Developed Molecular Biology Laboratory Course

      Liane Chen & Kathryn Zeiler

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Plants - Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something!!!

      Marsha E. Fanning & Karen M. McDougal

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Locomotor Responses of Flesh Fly Larvae to Light

      William V. Glider, Michael Bessert & Tom Suhr

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Using Classical Genetics Simulator (CGS) to Teach Students the Basics of Genetic Research

      Jean Heitz, Mark Wolansky, & Ben Adamczyk

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Effect of Environment and Modulators on Hindgut and Heart Function in Invertebrates: Crustaceans and Drosophila

      Rachel Holsinger & Robin L. Cooper

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A Cross-Curricular Molecular Genetics Lab in Embryology

      K. Joy Karnas & Audrey J. Ettinger

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Exploring Systematics and Phylogenetic Reconstruction Using Biological Models

      Hans Lemke & Jeffrey Jensen

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Landscape Ecology: Quantifying Spatial Information the Hard Way Using Microsft Excel

      Timothy Menzel

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The Use of His-tagged EGFP- and mCherry-Drosophila Ultrabithorax (Ubx) Fusion Proteins for Student Designed Biomaterials Formation Projects

      Donna L. Pattison & Sarah E. Bondos

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Enzyme Explorations through Cheesemaking: A Qualitative Approach for Learning about Enzyme Function

      Aimee Phillippi

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What Happened to Alice Newfield? An Investigative Case Study to Engage Non-science Majors’ Interest in the Diversity of Life and the Nature of Science

      Lori Ann Rose

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Using Flour Beetles (Tribolium confusum) in Population Growth Studies

      Sheryl Shanholtzer & Ann S. Lumsden

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Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies: Assessment of Student Learning in the College Science Classroom

      Karen Sirum

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Temperature Loggers: A Hot Technology for Gathering Large Environmental Data Sets to Promote Students’ Hypothesis Testing Abilities

      Scott R. Smedley

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A Toolbox for Giving Your Laboratory a Pedagological Makeover

      Mark E. Walvoord & Mariëlle H. Hoefnagels

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Using Microfossils to Demonstrate Ecology and Evolutions: In Memoriam of Charlie Drewes

      Ann Yezerski

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Mini Workshops

Stepping Outside the Classroom: A Different Approach to Estimating Populations

      Gemma Bartha

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Integrating Laboratory Research Experiences in the Biology Curriculum

      Carrie Doonan

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Identification of Human Polymorphisms in the Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) Bitter Taste Receptor Gene and Protein

      Julie Emerson

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Using Scientific Process (as Defined by the Inquiry Wheel) to Guide Multi-Session Inquiry-Based Laboratory Experiences in the Biology Major

      Stephanie Fuhr, Kristen Douglas, Jason Koontz, Lori Scott, & Dara Wegman-Geedey

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Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster) Preferences for Different Types of Fruits

      Luis Guerra & Van Wheat

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Hands-on Molecular Biology Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum

      Immo A. Hansen, Angus L. Dawe, & C. Donovan Bailey

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The Far-Reaching Benefits and Structure of a Future Faculty Teacher Training Program

      Elizabeth Hobson

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Molecular Biology in Real Time: Tricks and Tips for Turbo-Charging and Student Proofing Standard Protocols

      Michael J. Keller

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Online Collaboration Tools as a Method to Increase Data Flexibility, Sample Size, and Quality for Field-based Guided Inquiry Labs

      Saewan Koh

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Use of Learning Objects as Lab Simulations in Biology

      Michael A. Kolitsky

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Flipping the Biology Class with Wikis

      Ravindra Malik & Keith Hamon

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Preparing Graduate Students to Teach Introductory Biology as Inquiry: The Use of Inquiry Caselets to Solve Teaching Dilemmas

      Kristen Miller

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Yet another Digital Fruit Fly Lab - But with Emphasis on the Genetic Experiment

      Todd C. Nickle & David A. Bird

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May the Fastest Larva Win! Inquiry-based Evolution and Food Preference Experiments

      Kathleen Nolan , Alexander Braun, Kevin Kim, & Clement Kairouz

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Consensus Building for Environmental Issues: Marine Protected Areas as a Case Study

      Courtney E. Richmond & Sarah E.Kolesar

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Extraordinary Claims: An Innovative Approach to Engage Student Interest and Enhance Critical Thinking Skills in General Education Science Courses

      Lori Rose, Marcus Gillespie, Ph.D., Matthew Rowe Ph.D., Todd Primm Ph.D., & Li-Jen Shannon Ph.D.

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Making Cell Structure and Function Interactive and Interesting

      Sarah Salm, Jessica Goldstein, & Lauren Goodwyn

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An Authentic Undergraduate Research Experience that Combines Genome Annotation and Functional Genomics

      Lori Scott & Angela Ghrist

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Case-Based Strategies for Enhancing Student Interest and Understanding of Cellular Respiration

      Michèle Shuster

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The Use of DNASTAR Lasergene Educational Software with Molecular Techniques to Support Bacterial Identification

      Troy Skwor

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Human Genetics with Mustard: Use of DNA Markers for Paternity Testing In Rapid-Cycling Brassica rapa (Fast Plants Type)

      Douglas Wendell, Dawn M. Pickard, Eryn E. Slankster & Mary R. Belz

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Runaway Sexual Selection Simulation Game

      Marlene Zuk, Lawrence S. Blumer, & Brian Gray

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Posters

On-line Laboratories for Introductory Biology to Enhance Web-based Learning

      Betty L. Black & Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver

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Factors that Influence Learning Gains in Inquiry-Based Laboratory Courses

      Lawrence S. Blumer & Christopher W. Beck

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A Question-based Project that Uses a MAP Kinase Western Blot to Examine the Role of Calcium in Sea Urchin Fertilization

      Aaron Coleman

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Utilizing a Community Cichlid Fish Tank for Animal Behavior Studies

      James Foo, Ronald Orlovsky, Bianca Brown, Samantha Jones, & Kathleen Nolan

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Molecular Digital Course in Biological Education

      William Grisham, Franklin B. Krasne, Natalie A. Schottler, Jackson Beatty

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Counting “Shmoos”: Identifying the Missing Yeast Mating Gene

      Ginny G. Hutchins

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ABLE History: Past, Present, and Future

      Susan Karcher & Anna Wilson

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Connecting to the Environment in Non-majors Ecology

      Mary Ann McLean

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Extinction 2: A Game that Examines Important Concepts in Evolutionary Ecology

      Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver & Betty L. Black

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Using Pillbugs and Barriers to Explore the Scientific Method in the First Introductory Laboratory Period

      Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver & Betty L. Black

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The Effectiveness of Carrot Seed Oil and Citronella as Repellants of Bean Beetles (Callosbruchus maculatus)

      Gabriel Onor & Illya Tietzel

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CSI: Botany

      Karen Romanyk

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Using C. elegans to Teach Transmission Genetics in a Large Introductory Biology Lab

      Penny Sadler & Diane C. Shakes

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Physiology Boot Camp: An Intensive Staff Training Model for Laboratory Courses with High Enrollments

      Angela M. Seliga & Girija I. Bhonsle

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To Romp through the Kingdoms or Not to Romp through the Kingdoms: That Is the Question!

      Kenneth G. Sossa

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