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Biological Education Seminar Series

March 3rd will be kicking off the Biological Education Seminar Series. There are eight speakers each one presenting on a Friday from March 3rd to the end of the semester. Each one starting at 1 pm and ending at 2 pm.

Most will be on zoom but there are two that plan to be in-person.


  • Friday March 3rd: Erika M. Nadile, PhD Candidate. Arizona State University Topic: Asking and answering questions in large enrollment science courses
  • Friday March 10th: Dr. Alan Berkowitz- Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Topic: Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) Framework
  • Friday March 24th: Dr. Melissa McCartney- Florida International University Title: Primary Scientific Literature in the Classroom: a great idea in theory but how do we assess what students are learning?
  • Friday March 31st: Dr. Beth Davis-Berg- Columbia College Topic: Use of zoos and webcams in undergraduate animal behavior courses May be in person.
  • *Friday April 7th: Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty- Purdue University Topic: Networking CUREs to create community and empower students (This will be an in-person seminar)
  • *Friday April 14th: Dr. Elizabeth Schultheis- Michigan State University Topic: Big Data is STEM courses (This will be an in-person seminar)
  • Friday April 21st: Dr. Iglika Pavlova- University of North Carolina Greensboro Topic: Introductory Biology/Scientific Literacy
  • Friday April 28th: Dr. Julia Gouvea- Tufts University Topic: Grappling with data, uncertainty, and community in a laboratory experience


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