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Tan-Wilson, Anna; Stamp, Nancy – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
In career discussions, female undergraduates said that if they were to attend graduate school in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and were to follow a career based on their research training, they would have to give up having a family. A subsequent survey showed that many students, both men and women, thought work-life…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Careers, Family Work Relationship, Researchers
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Stevens, Leslie M.; Hoskins, Sally G. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
The CREATE (Consider Read, Elucidate the hypotheses, Analyze and interpret the data, and Think of the next Experiment) strategy aims to demystify scientific research and scientists while building critical thinking, reading/analytical skills, and improved science attitudes through intensive analysis of primary literature. CREATE was developed and…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Scientific Research, College Faculty, Teacher Workshops
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Lents, Nathan H.; Cifuentes, Oscar E.; Carpi, Anthony – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
Three approaches to molecular phylogenetics are demonstrated to biology students as they explore molecular data from "Homo sapiens" and four related primates. By analyzing DNA sequences, protein sequences, and chromosomal maps, students are repeatedly challenged to develop hypotheses regarding the ancestry of the five species. Although…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Evolution, Genetics, Science Activities