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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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Chakraverty, Devasmita; Jeffe, Donna B.; Tai, Robert H. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
MD-PhD training takes, on average, 8 years to complete and involves two transitions, an MD-preclinical to PhD-research phase and a PhD-research to MD-clinical phase. There is a paucity of research about MD-PhD students' experiences during each transition. This study examined transition experiences reported by 48 MD-PhD students who had experienced…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Phenomenology, Mentors, Cultural Differences
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Heideman, Paul D.; Flores, K. Adryan; Sevier, Lu M.; Trouton, Kelsey E. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Drawing by learners can be an effective way to develop memory and generate visual models for higher-order skills in biology, but students are often reluctant to adopt drawing as a study method. We designed a nonclassroom intervention that instructed introductory biology college students in a drawing method, minute sketches in folded lists (MSFL),…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Recall (Psychology), Adoption (Ideas), Biology
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VanMeter-Adams, Amy; Frankenfeld, Cara L.; Bases, Jessica; Espina, Virginia; Liotta, Lance A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
What early experiences attract students to pursue an education and career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? Does hands-on research influence them to persevere and complete a major course of academic study in STEM? We evaluated survey responses from 149 high school and undergraduate students who gained hands-on research…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Caudill, Lester; Hill, April; Hoke, Kathy; Lipan, Ovidiu – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
Funded by innovative programs at the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Richmond faculty in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science teamed up to offer first- and second-year students the opportunity to contribute to vibrant, interdisciplinary research projects. The result was…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
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Robeva, Raina; Davies, Robin; Hodge, Terrell; Enyedi, Alexander – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
We describe an ongoing collaborative curriculum materials development project between Sweet Briar College and Western Michigan University, with support from the National Science Foundation. We present a collection of modules under development that can be used in existing mathematics and biology courses, and we address a critical national need to…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Probability, Calculus, Algebra
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Seifert, Kyle; Fenster, Amy; Dilts, Judith A.; Temple, Louise – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2009
Investigative- and cooperative-based learning strategies have been used effectively in a variety of classrooms to enhance student learning and engagement. In the General Microbiology laboratory for juniors and seniors at James Madison University, these strategies were combined to make a semester-long, investigative, cooperative learning experience…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Microbiology, Learning Experience, Laboratories
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Walker, David E.; Lutz, Gary P.; Alvarez, Consuelo J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2008
Integrating advanced biological techniques into instruction at non-R1 institutions can prove to be a challenge. Here, we report the creation of a model for the introduction of gene expression microarray technology into a research laboratory. A student assessment tool was used to evaluate: (1) technical skill development; (2) cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Genetics, Technology
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Sible, Jill C.; Wilhelm, Dayna E.; Lederman, Muriel – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2006
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, including cell biology, are characterized by the "leaky pipeline" syndrome in which, over time, women leave the discipline. The pipeline itself and the pond into which it empties may not be neutral. Explicating invisible norms, attitudes, and practices by integrating social…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Pilot Projects, Course Evaluation