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Thompson, Christopher; Sanchez, Joseph; Smith, Michael; Costello, Judy; Madabushi, Amrita; Schuh-Nuhfer, Natasha; Miranda, Rommel; Gaines, Brian; Kennedy, Kathleen; Tangrea, Michael; Rivers, David – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The BioHealth Capital Region (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC; BHCR) is flush with colleges and universities training students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and has one of the most highly educated workforces in the United States. However, current educational approaches and business recruitment tactics are…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Biological Sciences
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Gormally, Cara – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
For science learning to be successful, students must develop attitudes toward support future engagement with challenging social issues related to science. This is especially important for increasing participation of students from underrepresented populations. This study investigated how participation in inquiry-based biology laboratory classes…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Dumanis, Sonya B.; Ullrich, Lauren; Washington, Patricia M.; Forcelli, Patrick A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2013
Grantsmanship is an integral component of surviving and thriving in academic science, especially in the current funding climate. Therefore, any additional opportunities to write, read, and review grants during graduate school may have lasting benefits on one's career. We present here our experience with a small, student-run grant program at…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Graduate Students, Medical Research, Student Research
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Labov, Jay B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2012
This paper describes a summit on Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape organized by a committee of the National Research Council (NRC) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and held at the Carnegie Institution for Science on December 15, 2011. This summit followed a similar event organized by Dr. Jill Biden, spouse of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Colleges, Engineering, College Science
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Jungck, John R.; Gaff, Holly D.; Fagen, Adam P.; Labov, Jay B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
In this article, the authors report on an important symposium, Beyond BIO2010: Celebration and Opportunities, which was held at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. on May 21-22, 2010. This symposium was organized to assess what progress has been made in addressing the challenges and recommendations in the National Research…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Undergraduate Study, Biological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Fagen, Adam P.; Schoen, Robin; Labov, Jay B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
This article reports on a convention held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, on October 3-5, 2006, to discuss the current status and future of undergraduate education in agriculture. This "Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning" was a first step in what is planned to be an ongoing conversation…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Undergraduate Study, Agricultural Education, Curriculum Development