Updates

CURE Facebook Group

Jen Heemstra at University of Utah has established a Facebook group on CURE instruction, on behalf of a group of Cottrell Scholars who are developing CUREs primarily in chemistry. You can find the group by searching "Adding research to a class" among Facebook groups and hitting the "join" button. The goal for this group is to be a place to solicit advice and discussion, share resources, and talk about your experiences teaching CUREs. If you don't currently use Facebook, it is easy to sign up for an account.

REIL Biology workshops

NSF-funded Research Experiences in Introductory Laboratories in Biology (REIL-Biology) partners with national conferences to offer development opportunities to incorporate your own research in laboratory courses. You can bring a team from your institution to work directly on course-based research modules.  Application for 2017 workshops at American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators  (AMSCUE) and National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) conferences are open now.

NRC Report on the Convocation on CUREs

The National Research Council Division on Earth and Life Studies and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education organized a convocation meant to examine the efficacy of engaging large numbers of undergraduate students who are enrolled in traditional academic year courses in the life and related sciences in original research, civic engagement around scientific issues, and/or intensive study of research methods and scientific publications at both two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Call for applications to the Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistance in the Environment (PARE) Program

Applications for 2015-2016 participation in the Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistance in the Environment (PARE) Program - a low-cost, low time commitment classroom-based authentic research module - are invited. Students from classrooms across the nation are collectively assessing the Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant microbes in the Environment (PARE) through soil sample collection, serial dilution, plating, counting and recording.

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