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Volume 35

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Major Workshops

Gaining a Structural Perspective on the Molecular Basis of Inherited Diseases

      Isabelle H. Barrette-Ng & Don MacMillan

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Biomechanical Analysis of a Vertebrate Foot

      Janice M. Bonner

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From Bugs to Barcodes: Using Molecular Tools to Study Biodiversity

      Madeline Butler, Heather Henter, & Stephanie Mel

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Extremophiles in My Backyard? Enhancing Analytical and Math Skills with a Simple Inquiry Based Lab

      Lakshmi Chilukuri & Lorlina Almazan

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Comparison of Aerobic Respiration Rates in Zophobas morio Larvae and Germinated Pea (Pisum sativum) Seeds Using Oxygen Sensors

      William V. Glider

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Sex Determination and Mating Strategies of the Bluehead Wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum: A Role-play Simulation

      Karen L. Haberman

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Ecology in a Three Module Format

      M. Carmen Hall & Sheryl Shanholtzer

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Using a Comparative Endocrinology Model to Recruit Future Scientists

      Mary Beth Hawkins & Miriam Ferzli

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Uncooking the Lab: Laboratory Designs for Engaging Students in the Process of Science

      Jean Heitz

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Mutation and Selection: An Exploration of Antibiotic Resistance in Serratia marcescens

      Laurel L. Hester, Mark A. Sarvary, & Corey J. Ptak

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Teaching Genetic Principles with Dogs

      A. Daniel Johnson, Sabrina D. Setaro, & Tiffany A. Blackburn

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GTA Boot Camp: A Training Program to Prepare First-Time Graduate Student Teaching Assistants

      Carly N. Jordan, Angela M. Seliga, & Elizabeth A. Faherty

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Building Rubrics for Graded Lab Assignments: A Helpful Hand up a Steep Slope

      Hans D. Lemke & Michael J. Keller

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Cheap and Easy Diversity for Introductory Biology

      Mary Ann McLean

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Neuroprogenitor Cell Differentiation in Culture

      Olga Miakotina and Michael E. Dailey

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Practical Applications of the HHMI Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab

      Peter J. Park, Laura Bonetta, Dennis Liu, Ann Brokaw, & Michael A. Bell

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Detecting Genetic Polymorphisms in Different Populations of Bean Beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus)

      Jennifer McMahon Smith & Karen A. Hicks

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Osmosis and Transport

      Carl Stiefbold

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Yogurt Making - How Does Carbohydrate Type Affect Yogurt Chemistry?

      Joanna R. Vondrasek

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Mini Workshops

Use of Radioactive Material in Undergraduate Laboratory Exercises

      Mike Adams

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Gene Rummy: A Card Game about Mendelian Genetics

      Katrin Becker

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Vision and Change? Challenges and Opportunities for ABLE

      Lawrence S. Blumer & Christopher W. Beck

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Teaching Experimental Design Using Labs that "Don't Work"

      Emily Boone

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Incorporating Evolutionary Medicine into an Introductory Lab Program

      Donna Bozzone

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Do the Right Thing-Theatrical Performance for Teaching Responsible Conduct in Science

      Kuei-Chiu Chen & Laurel L. Hester

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Podcasts in the General Biology Laboratory - Not Just a Communication Tool

      John O. Drummond

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Documenting Green-Down Phenological Changes in Campus Trees

      Rosemary H. Ford

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Design-Based Virtual Biology: Finally Something that Works

      Ashley Gess

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An Excellent DNA Model

      Robert B. Ketchum

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Sources of Grade Variability in Multi-Section Lab Courses: Should We Seek Legitimate Correction Factors to Mitigate Detectable Variation in Student Grades?

      Saewan Koh & Mark Wolansky

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Simulation of Metabolic Reactions using Excel

      Robert J. Kosinski

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The Pros and Cons of Electronic Laboratory Notebook Use in Undergraduate Courses

      Debra Mauzy-Melitz

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Digital Coyote: Examining Geographical Variation Using a Virtual Museum Collection

      Declan J. McCabe & Catherine M. T. Vu

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Cacao: Linking Evidence-Based Functional Annotations to Education

      Brenley Kathleen McIntosh

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Good Reason to Hate Broccoli!

      Dani Meyers & Suzie Jekel

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Applying a Versatile Rubric for Authentic Research Assignments: An Easier and More Reliable Way to Give Feedback to Students?

      Doug Graber Neufeld, Steve Cessna, & Tara Kishbaugh

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Guide to Hosting a Regional ABLE Meeting (RABLE)

      Joe Newsome

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: Comparing and Contrasting Hominids and Other Primates

      Kathleen Nolan

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A Recitation Program to Improve Student Success in Majors and Non-Majors Introductory Biology Courses

      Donna L. Pattison

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Journaling and Botany: Documenting Learning with Words and Pictures

      Christine Petersen & Lyn Baldwin

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How "Salmon in Trees" Leads to Greater Student Engagement and Learning in First Year Biology

      Susan Purdy

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Biostatistics in the Classroom: Teaching Introductory Biology Students How to Use the Statistical Software 'R' Effectively

      Mark A. Sarvary

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An Introduction to Gene Annotation Using the Resources of the Genomics Education Partnership

      Ken Saville, Gerry NcNeil, & Don Paetkau

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Action Potentials Are Child's Play

      Rick Wiedenmann

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The Great Larva Race: Using Fruit Fly Larval Speed to Study Quantitative Genetics

      Ann Yezerski

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Posters

Utilizing the Software Package "R" to Integrate Graphical and Statistical Analysis in Undergraduate Laboratory Courses

      Michael S. Berger

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Amylase - From Molecules to Systems

      Dawn Carter

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Necessary vs. Sufficient Reasoning as an Instructional Tool to Improve Student Data Analysis

      Aaron Coleman

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Using the Innocence Project to Engage Non-Majors in DNA Analysis

      Taria Crenshaw

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Measuring Microevolution in an Experimental Population of Drosophila

      David Dansereau

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A Theme Based Experimental Methods Course Provides Research Experience for Biology Majors

      Diane Dorsett & Latanya Hammonds-Odie

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Pests Be Gone! Or Not?! Looking at the Effect of an Organophosphate Insecticide on Acetylcholinesterase Activity in the Bean Beetle

      Hector Fermin, Gurcharan Singh, Rahat Gul, Min Gyu Noh, Violeta Contrerars Ramirez, & Fardad Firooznia

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Proteins and Clades: A Lab Exercise Using Molecular Methods to Illustrate Phylogenetic Relationships among Fish

      Kimberley Harcombe & Mrinal Das

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Research Techniques in Molecular Biology

      Kimberley Harcombe & Melissa Hills

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Evolution in Instrument Design of Inexpensive but Highly Sensitive Devices for the Life Sciences

      Patrick Lai, Matthew Patterson, Kim Willoughby, Neil Berezowski, Mark Mahadeo, Mohamed Hassanin & Elmar J. Prenner

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Student Satisfaction with the Studio Format Method of Teaching Introductory Biology

      Beth E. Leuck & Greg Q. Butcher

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Assessing Students' Understanding of the Scientific Process

      Amy Marion

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Photosynthesis: The Whereabouts

      Catarina Mata

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Undergraduate Designed Investigations in the Human Physiology Laboratory

      Karen A. McMahon

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Intuitive Interactive Software Applications for Enzymology

      Kenneth Ng

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Science Writing, Wikis, and Collaborative Learning in the Laboratory

      Michael A. O'Donnell

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Four Strategies for Implementing the Genomics Education Partnership Resources

      Don Paetkau

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Purposeful Integration of Laboratory and Lecture in an Advanced Cellular Biology Course

      Lisa Prichard

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A Comparison of Methods for Enumeration of Bacteria from Natural Water Samples: A Multi-Week Laboratory Project

      Kathleen M. Verville

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