ABLE 2012

Volume 34

Major Workshops | Mini-Workshops | Posters


Major Workshops

Outbreak!: Scenario-Based Instruction in Microbiology

      Jan Blom, Angela M. Seliga, Xiaojuan Khoo, Matthew Walker, & Nathan Rycroft

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Using Phylogenetic Trees as an Investigative Tool in an Introductory Biology Course

      Janice M. Bonner

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Limiting Nutrient and Algal Growth: Designing an Individualized Student Project

      Kuei-Chiu Chen

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Phylogeny Construction: Primate Skulls and Protein Sequences

      Sarah Deel

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Induction of the Lambda Lysogen

      Lynley Doonan & Carrie Doonan

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Introduction to the Genomics Education Partnership and Collaborative Genomics Research in Drosophila

      Julia A. Emerson, S. Catherine Silver Key, Consuelo J. Alvarez, Stephanie Mel, Gerard P. McNeil, Kenneth J. Saville, Wilson Leung, Christopher D. Shaffer & Sarah C. R. Elgin

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Measurement of Rates of Aerobic Respiration and Photosynthesis in Terrestrial Plant Leaves Using Oxygen Sensors and Data Loggers

      William V. Glider & Peter Thew

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Engaging Introductory Biology Students in Independent Research Projects Based on Critical Analysis (or a Meta-analysis) of Open Questions in the Literature

      Jean G. Heitz

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Induction, Purification, Enzymatic Activity and Mutagenesis of Dihyrofolate Reductase (Abstract Only)

      Joanne M. Lau

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The "Anti-Cookbook Laboratory": Converting "Canned" Introductory Biology Laboratories to Multi-Week Independent Investigations

      Douglas B. Luckie, James J. Smith, Kendra Cheruvelil, Cori Fata-Hartley, Cheryl A. Murphy & Gerald R. Urquhart

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Behavioral Priming in Jumping Spiders

      David A. McKinney

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Ants as Model Organisms to Study Species Coexistence

      Jonathan Z. Shik, Lauren M. Nichols, Andrea Lucky & Mariëlle H. Hoefnagels

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Testing Hypothesis of Aging in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

      Pliny A. Smith

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The Size of Living Things

      Kenneth G. Sossa

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A Completely Hands-On Paternity Dispute Using DNA Markers and Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (Fast Plants Type)

      Douglas L. Wendell & Dawn M. Pickard

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Authentic Assessment Using Biology Lab Practicals

      Kathy Winnett-Murray & Lori Hertel

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Genetic Variations That May Increase Your Resistance to Malaria

      Ann Yezerski

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Mini Workshops

TA-Training - How Much Is Too Much?

      Sylvie Bardin & Christopher Garside

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Help Me! I Don't Know How to Be a TA!

      Sharon Bullock, Michelle Pass, & Judy Moore

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How to Make Your TA an Effective Partner in the Classroom

      Lakshmi Chilukuri

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Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

      Cori Fata-Hartley & Kendra Spence Cheruvelil

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Preparing Graduate Student Teaching Assistants for Teaching Labs Associated with Large Lecture Introductory Biology Courses

      Miriam Ferzli & Patricia Aune

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Authentic Practice and Discourse of Science: From the Classroom to the Research Lab

      Miriam Ferzli, Elizabeth Overman & Mary Beth Hawkins

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Balancing Academic Freedom, Professional Development for TAs, and a Uniform Experience for the Students

      Fardad Firooznia

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Excel™ Based Graphical Tools for Comparing Grades across Multiple Lab or Tutorial Sections

      Gillian Gass & Liane Chen

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EVO-DEVO:Does Seed Potein Biochemistry Reflect Plant Phylogeny?

      Charlene F. Blando-Hoegler & Carl S. Hoegler

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Plant Mineral Nutrient Deficiency: A Hydroponic Alternative Utilizing Nutrient Flow Techniques

      Kevin Johnson

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Incorporating Polyacrylamide Electrophoresis of Model Enzymes into Scenario Based Labs Investigating Protein Structure-Function Relationships

      Michael J. Keller

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Corralling Wiggling Worms- Collecting Data for a Multi-Week Laboratory on the Effect of Various Treatments on the Pulsation Rate of the Dorsal Vessel of California Blackworms (Lumbriculus variegatus)

      Michael D. Killian & Dianne M. Baker

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TA Training Methods: Training Through Assessment

      Dawn M. MacRitchie

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Training Teaching Assistants in Inquiry-Based Learning

      Amy Marion

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Can't We Talk? Reflection Opportunities for Instructors of Inquiry Biology Laboratory Courses

      Kristen Miller

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Stimulating with the Socratic Method in Lab Notebooks

      Todd C. Nickle & David Bird

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Ecosystem Exercises for Summer School and Distance Students

      Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver & Betty L. Black

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A Holistic Approach to Horseshoe Crab Biology by Studying Easily-reared Larvae

      Kathleen Nolan, Mamuna Faizi, Alina Zhyvotovska, Lauren Clark, James Foo, Neeti Bathala, Sixto Portilla, John Tanacredi, & Mark Botton

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Landmark-Based Geometric Morphometrics: What Fish Shapes Can Tell Us about Fish Evolution

      Peter J. Park, Windsor E. Aguirre, Deborah A. Spikes, & Joan M. Miyazaki

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Why Teach Writing When We Are Trying to Teach Science?

      Marilee A. Ramesh

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Train Your Lab Instructors for Basic Microscope Troubleshooting and Preparation!

      Lori Ann Rose

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Using the Thermophile Meiothermus ruber as a Model System for Authentic Undergraduate and Faculty Research in Genome Analysis

      Lori Scott

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A Bridge to Knowledge: A Practical Workshop for Teaching Fellows

      Kathryn Spilios, Nathan Rycroft & Angela Seliga

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Organismic Scavenger Hunt

      Timothy Suhr & Beth A. Whitaker

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Osmosis, Lab Math, & Microscopes: An Inquiry Based Approach for Reviewing Basic Lab Skills and Concepts while Investigating Plasmolysis in Elodea Cells

      Joanna R. Vondrasek

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ABLE Resources to Enhance Your Lab, Career, and Life

      Mark Walvoord

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Posters

Using Podcasts and In-Class Assignments in a Large-enrollment Introductory Biochemistry Class to Promote Deep Learning

      Isabelle H. Barrette-Ng

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Predator Sense and Prey Defense: A Lab Exercise in Evolutionary Hypothesis Formulation and Experimentation

      Cindy Bennington, Rachel Burnett, & John Jett

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Authentic Research in Undergraduate Research Laboratory Courses: Definitions, Implementation, and Barriers

      Lawrence S. Blumer, Christopher W. Beck, Judith A Guinan, Kristen R. Miller & Rachelle M. Spell

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Diet and Metabolism in Bean Beetles

      Greg Q. Butcher & Scott E. Chirhart

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Promoting Student Independence with Project Based Labs

      Dawn Carter

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Creating, Using, and Assessing Student Teams for Biology Labs

      Kendra Cheruvelil

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The Benefits of Peer Instruction and Collaborative Study in Acquisition of Data Analysis Skills

      Lakshmi Chilukuri

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Getting a Rise Out of Bread

      Rosemary H. Ford

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Why Do Bean Beetles Avoid Split Beans? A Simple Extension of A Host Choice Experiment

      Kenneth J. Harris, Lawrence S. Blumer, & Christopher W. Beck

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Student-Designed Projects That Ascertain Antibiotic Properties of Natural Substances

      Marlon Joseph, Victoria Pierre-Louis, Hannah Singer, Aleeza Wachs & Kathleen Nolan

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Undergraduate Explanations of Instructional Behaviors

      K. Denise Kendall & Elisabeth E. Schussler

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Using Seashells to Teach Statistics Through Experimental Design

      Hans Lemke

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Establishing a Solid Pedagogical Foundation in Biology Graduate Teaching Assistants

      Stephanie A. Lockwood

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Less Teaching, More Learning: A 10 Year Study Supports Greater Inquiry in Labs, Even Alongside Less Coverage, Yields Steady Gains in Student Learning of Biology

      Douglas B. Luckie

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Tackling Experimental Design Concepts with Rubber Bands

      Boriana Marintcheva

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Biodiversity Research in Undergraduate Lab Courses

      Stephanie Mel, Heather Henter & Mandy Butler

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Using Bacteria as an Effective Model to Teach Evolution in an Introductory Organismal Biology Class

      Cheryl Murphy, Amanda Gnau, Jeannine Scott, Christy Mecey Smith, Nicole Van de Velde & Emily Norton

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Enhancing Statistical Skills in Ecology: Quantifying Bird Feeding Behaviors

      Kiersten Newtoff & Christine Small

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A Resource for Preparing On-Line Quizzes for Visuals Such as Graphs, Photographs and Diagrams

      Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver

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First New York City Regional Association of Biology Laboratory Education (RABLE)Workshop

      Kathleen Nolan, Steven Lispon, Alex Braun, Marlon Joseph, Jill Callahan, Jessica Goldstein, & Sarah Salm

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Using A Model System Workshop to Teach Cell Biology

      Fran Norflus & Triscia Hendrickson

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Preparing Graduate Teaching Assistants for Teaching in Scientific Labs

      Beth Overman & Miriam Ferzli

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Urban Ecology: Redesign on the Fly

      Nathan Rycroft & Angela M. Seliga

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Osmosis: In or Out?

      Tamara Sluss

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The Popcorn Course: An Academic /Industry Partnership Promoting “Real Science” Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

      James J. Smith & Ware Flora

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