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Volume 37

Major Workshops | Mini-Workshops | Posters


Major Workshops

Conducting Authentic Collaborative Research in Undergraduate Biology Courses Using the Open Science Framework

      Anne B. Allison

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Utilizing the Software Package "R" to Generate Graphs and Perform Statistical Analyses in Undergraduate Laboratory Courses

      Michael S. Berger

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A Scaffolded Approach to Integrating Primary Literature into A Biology Laboratory

      Janice M. Bonner

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Antibiotic Properties of Spices

      Sasha Balcazar, Maria Burnatowska-Hledin, Kathy Winnett-Murray, & Lori Hertel

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Choosy Worms to Teach Experimental Design

      Megan F. Cole, Jacobus C. de Roode, & Nicole M. Gerardo

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Laboratories for Integrating Bioinformatics into the Life Sciences - Part II

      Garry Duncan, O. William McClung, Letitia Reichart, Dawn Simon, William Tapprich, Neal Grandgenett, & Mark Pauley

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Accessible Laboratory and Lecture Environments for Teaching Biology

      William V. Glider, Christy Horn, Peter Thew, & Amin Makkowy

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miR Seekers: Finding Targets of MicroRNAs in Undergraduate Lab Courses

      Pavan Kadandale, Adam Idica, Jordan Thompson, & Irene Munk Pedersen

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An Introduction to Bioinformatics

      Robert J. Kosinski

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Bean Beetle Nutrition and Development Lab: An Iterative Approach to Experimental Design

      Julie Laudick & Christopher Beck

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Assessing Biodiversity with Forest Plots

      Shannon Mallison & A. Daniel Johnson

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Reflex Functions and Other Physiology Principles: Active Learning and Real Time Analysis

      Elizabeth McCarthy, Parthena Sanxaridis Mantis, & Angela Seliga

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Identifying Promoter Activators and Repressors Using lacZ Transgene Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

      David A. McDonald, Sarah E. Council, Stephanie C. Schroeder, Sandra Utile, Ruth S. Phillips, Gail P. Hollowell, & S. Catherine Silver Key

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Introduction to Systems Biology using Cell Illustrator

      Rebecca Murphy, Tom Ticich, & Juan Rodriguez,

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Darwin's Finches: Evolution and Natural Selection Lab

      Kimberly S. Orrell, Laurel S. Rodgers, & Karen R. Andersen

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Laboratory Aquaponics: Bringing Fish Farming, Gardening, and Miniature Biospheres into the Everyday Classroom

      Peter J. Park, Michael E. Huster, & Catarina Mata

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Pazmo Bugs: An Old-fashion Paper Simulation for a Modern Genetics Lab

      Dale Pasino & Daphne Schatzberg

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Population Genetics and Behavioral Ecology: Orange, Blue, & Yellow Male Uta stansburiana

      Ralph Preszler & Avis James

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Urban Ecology: Inquiry-Based and Experiential Laboratory Exercises for Urban Ecosystems

      Nathan Rycroft, Angela Seliga, Tristan Lubinski, Derek Stefanik, Ashley Jennings, Joslyn Mills, Melissa LaBonty, Jacob Reilley-Luther, Ajit Kamath, Adrienne Lohe, Amanda Gallinat, Nafis Hasan, Alla Yalonetskaya, & Raka-Larissa Basu

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Battle of the Bacteria: Characterizing the Evolutionary Advantage of Stationary Phase Growth

      Brian Sato & Karin E. Kram

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Creating a Microbial Genome Analysis Project using Publically Available Genome Sequences and Online Bioinformatics Programs

      Lori R. Scott, Todd C. Nickle, Stephen Koury, Brad Goodner, Katherine Houmeil, Ben McFarland, Jennifer Tenlen, Andrew Lumpe, Kimberly Murphy, D. Rhoads, D. Wood, & Daihong Chen

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Flipping Virtual Labs into Team-Based Learning Tools

      Andrew R. Whiteley, Ellie Steinberg, & Eli Meir

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Mini Workshops

Construction of a Phloem Pressure-Flow Model

      Susanne Alterman

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Integration of a Flipped Classroom Module with a Peer-Learning Laboratory Exercise to Encourage Deeper Learning of Protein Structure

      Isabelle H. Barrette-Ng & Miguel Torres

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Applying for a Roberta Williams Laboratory Teaching Initiative Grant

      Isabelle H. Barrette-Ng, Mark Wolansky, & Beth Whitaker

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A Creative Approach: Teaching Biology Labs through Arts-based Learning

      Lee Beavington

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Inquiring into Numbers: NANSLO's Methodology for Developing Inquiry Based Laboratory Activities

      Paul (PJ) Bennett

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A Student-Friendly Tool for Phylogenetic Analysis

      Tania Bettis, Joshua Povich, Tamara Mau, & John Huelsenbeck

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Bacterial Biofilm Quantification: Using a Crystal Violet Assay to Assess Student-Selected Remedies

      Jill E. Callahan & Michael J. Cataldi

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Building a Student Community to Improve Student Writing Skills

      Dawn Carter & Corey Ptak

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Practice Makes Perfect: Clickers as a Tool for Student Writing and Feedback

      Liane Chen & Megan Barker

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Supporting TA Training and Management Using an Evidence-Based Approach: A Visual Tool to Identify Outliers in Student Grades

      Liane Chen, Megan Barker, & Laura Weir

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Reaching Out to Reach Up - An Outreach Model for Honors Biology

      Julia Collins

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Draw It Wright: Creating Art to learn Blood Cell Types in Laboratory or Lecture

      Alison Dell & Irina Ellison

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Scaffolded and Incremental Lab Report Writing Guidelines - A Pedagogical Model Used in 3rd Year Human Biology Laboratory Courses

      Alistair V. Dias

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The Peer Learning Association and the Learning by Teaching Model

      Jean Heitz

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What Effects Can Question Format Have on Our Ability to Assess Student Learning?

      Jean Heitz

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Rubric Roulette? Don't Be Random - Choose or Design Rubrics to Match Learning Objectives or Time Constraints

      Laurel L. Hester

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Encouraging Reflective Learning with End-of-Lab Presentations on iPads

      Mariëlle H. Hoefnagels & Mark E. Walvoord

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Beyond the Lab Report: Using Non-scientific Genres to Facilitate and Assess First-Year Student Learning

      Elizabeth Hogan, Gregory McGee, & Neal Abrams

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Taking the Lab Notebook to A New Level

      Dianne Jennings

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"Rising Stakes" Collaborative Writing Projects: Tools, Techniques, and Tips

      Dan Johnson

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Learning Styles Self-Discovery Workshop; Why Personal Style and Versatility Matter

      Cecilia Lalama

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Navigating HIV Testing: a Writing-focused Lab Sequence

      Boriana Marintcheva

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Adventures in Desktop Ecology

      Jeffrey A. Markert

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Cell Culture Basics in a Large Undergraduate Class

      Mindy McCarville & Laura Grogono

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Biology of Weird Plants - the Voodoo Lily (Sauromatum guttatum)!

      Karen McDougal, Judy E. Moore, & Marsha E. Fanning

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Integrating STEM Laboratory Instruction at the Introductory Level - Opportunities and Challenges

      Gregory McGee & Neal Abrams

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Torturing Our Students: Can We Teach Lab Reports Better?

      Randi Mewhort, Christina Elliott, & Kathy Davies

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The Effect of Temperature on The Aerobic Respiration of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Measured Using A Simple Microrespirometer

      Kevin Miller

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Bringing Inquiry into an Online Laboratory Environment

      Kristen Miller & Courtney Holt

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"Bugs on Bugs:" An Inquiry-Based, Collaborative Activity to Learn Arthropod and Microbial Biodiversity

      Jeanelle M. Morgan & Evan Lampert

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Yet another Exercise on Relationship Tree Building

      Marianne Neidzlek-Feaver

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Journal Clubs and Lab Courses - The Prose and Cons

      Alp E. Oran

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A Research-Based Curriculum for Students of the Life Sciences

      Lucia Pastorino, Shoai Hattori, & Paul Lipton

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Engaging Assessment - More than Just a Test

      Susan Purdy & Christine Petersen

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Isolation and Identification of Endophytic Fungi: The Uninvited and Unnoticed Guests

      Alma Rodriquez Estrada

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Using IPads as Tools in Teaching Environmental Science Laboratory

      Sheryl Shanholtzer

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Making it R.E.I.L.: Progress Reports on Developing Research Lab Modules

      Rachelle M. Spell, Christopher W. Beck, Lawrence Blumer, Judy A. Guinan, Kristen R. Miller, Joanna Vondrasek, & Kathy Winnett-Murray

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Group Testing to Enhance Collaborative Learning

      Kathryn Spilios & Paul Lipton

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Assessing Cardiovascular Health and Stress Management Techniques using Novel and Accessible Mobile Apps in a Laboratory Setting

      Franco Taverna & Alistair Dias

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Guiding Education through Novel Investigation (GENI): Facilitating Authentic Research in the Teaching Lab

      Jenny Tenlen & Kimberly Murphy

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Quick, Safe and Simple Silver Staining for Ciliates and Other Protists

      Ben Waggoner, Taylor Newman, & Taylor Tarbutton

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Introducing Writing in an Introductory Lab

      Emily Watkinson & Dianne Jennings

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Educational Videos Made Easy

      Frank Wong & Angela M. Seliga

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Exploring the Human Immune System through Video, Puzzle, Discussion and Writing

      Brianna Wright

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Posters

Learning Biotechnology Tools to Conduct Hypothesis-Driven Research on the Presence of Genetically Modified Ingredients in Foods

      Cindy Achat-Mendes, Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy, & Robert Haining

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Can A Flipped-Classroom Approach in Combination with Inquiry-Based Learning Foster Content Acquisition and Hypothesis Testing in Introductory Biochemistry?

      Isabelle Barrette-Ng & Carol Berenson

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Integration of a Flipped Learning Module with a Peer-Learning Laboratory Exercise to Encourage Deeper Learning of Protein Structure

      Isabelle Barrette-Ng & Miguel Torres

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Does the Maternal Genome Influence Seedling Protein Biochemistry During Plant Embryogenesis?

      Charlene F. Blando-Hoegler & Carl S Hoegler

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ASELL in Schools - From University Laboratory Improvements to High School Laboratory Improvements

      Karen Burke da Silva

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Using the Crystal Violet Biofilm Assay to Assess Efficacy of Traditional Family Remedies of Students

      Jill Callahan

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Beefing up an Enzyme Lab: Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Extracts from Bean Beetles Standardized for Protein Content

      Hector Fermin, Avaje Jackson, & Fardad Firooznia

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Using Bean Beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus) in Guided Inquiry Exercises in the Biology Laboratory

      Greg K. Fitch & Jordan Burns

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Discovering Plant Tissues in a New Dimension

      Adolfina R. Koroch, Thomas S. Villani, & James E. Simon

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Small Changes in Freshmen Biology Lab Create Unexpected Opportunities for Research, Collaboration, and Student Success

      Craig Longtine, Tamara Mans, & Paul Melchior

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Applications of New Technologies to Classical Restriction Enzyme Labs

      Boriana Marintcheva

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A Modular Framework for Teaching Sequencing Based Functional Genomics to High School Students

      Debra Mauzy-Melitz

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Introducing Primary Literature Analysis and Collaborative Work via a Dissection and Histology Laboratory Associated with a Huntington's Disease Inquiry-based Laboratory

      Lindsay A. Mehrmanesh, Kene N. Piasta, & Melissa S. Kosinski-Collins

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Confirming Helminth Infection

      Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver

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A Mini-Kreisel

      Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver

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The Use of the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds to Supplement Labs and Field Work

      Kathleen A. Nolan, Kwun Chan, Afia Azaah, Kristy Biolosi, & Allen Burdowski

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Data Speaks for Itself: Training Undergraduate Students How to Communicate Science

      Jenean O'Brien

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A Student-Friendly Tool for Phylogenetic Analyses

      Joshua Povich, Tania Bettis, & Tamara Mau

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Converting a Cell Biology Laboratory Course from Cookbook Labs to Guided Inquiry Investigations

      Jessica Rocheleau

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Modular Microbiology

      Sarah Salm & Jessica Goldstein

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Teaching Ecological Concepts through Game Based Learning

      Mickey Schutzenhofer

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Increasing Elementary Education Majors' Understanding, Confidence, and Attitude in Life Sciences

      Brianna Wright & Christopher North

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