Dr. Jenny Dauer to present at SMB Department Seminar

Dr. Jenny Dauer (University of Nebraska – Lincoln) will be presenting on April 26th at 12:10 pm (BLS 402). Her seminar is entitled, “A framework for decision-making in a science classroom to promote science literacy” is open to all. Clicker here to learn more about Dr. Dauer’s research.

Hot off the press:  The Visualization Blooming Tool (VBT)

Jessie Arneson’s paper Visual Literacy in Bloom: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Support Visual Learning Skills was just published in CBE – Life Sciences Education.  Kick off the New Year by using the VBT to scaffold visual learning in your undergraduate life sciences course!  It’s currently the 6th most viewed paper for January 2018 in CBE – LSE.

ICEBERG and ISLE present at SABER West

Who wouldn’t want to head to sunny California for a mid-winter conference?  This is the second year for SABER West, held at University of California-Irvine January 13-14, and the line-up looks fantastic!  Check out the workshops, including one by Erika Offerdahl and Jenny McFarland about how to get your department started on implementing Vision and Change.  The ISLE lab group (PI Cavagnetto) will have three back-to-back talks on Sunday afternoon on their work investigating prosocial behaviors in biology labs.  ICEBERG (PI Offerdahl) will present their work Sunday morning on sorting tasks and argumentation in large lecture intro bio.

Cavagnetto and Premo present at ESERA

Our collaborators Andy Cavagnetto and Josh Premo will be presenting their work on prosocial behaviors in science classrooms at the annual conference for the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA). For our European colleagues, please go check out their interactive poster!

SABER 2017: Good Science, Good Colleagues!

ICEBERG made a splash at SABER 2017 with three oral presentations and two posters.  Visualization, assessment, and social networks…. oh my!  Check out the entire list of presenters at the official website.

Teaching Fellows selected for inaugural class

Offerdahl awarded a grant from the Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Outreach and Innovation to support collaborative research program with Dr. Andy Cavagnetto (Teaching and Learning, Biological Sciences).  Read more about the Teaching Fellows program here.

Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) Conference

ICEBERG is heading to the third TRUSE Conference to be held at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN July 5-9th.  This is a fabulous interdisciplinary conference structured similarly to a Gordon Research Conference.  We look forward to hearing about the latest advances in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics education!  Check out our posters over at Research Gate.

SMB Seminar Series hosts Dr. Mila Kryjevskaia

Dr. Erika Offerdahl hosts Dr. Mila Kryjevskaia on March 30 to share her work on intuition and reasoning.  Her seminar will be in BLS 402 at 12:10 p.m.

Christine Huynh to present at SURCA 2017

Christine Huynh will present at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities on March 27.  Full program can be found here.  Come join us as we celebrate excellence in undergraduate activities at WSU.  Go Cougs!

Dr. Marilyne Stains to present seminar and workshop for CVM Teaching Academy

Dr. Phil Mixter hosts Dr. Marilyne Stains on March 23 to present her work entitled, “Capturing practices in the chemistry classroom and laboratories: New research-based tools to address both instructors’ and researchers’ needs”.   Her seminar will be followed a workshop for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students entitled, “The Ins and Outs of Peer Instruction.”

Offerdahl gives invited seminar at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Offerdahl scheduled to present recent results from her collaborative NSF EHR grant (1431891) at the Department of Chemistry Colloquia Series on March 17, 2017.

Open Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our collaborative research team.  We have a number of exciting projects, many of which are in collaboration with faculty from the Department of Teaching and Learning and the School of Biological Sciences.  Please check out this WSU Postdoc Advertisement for more details.  Share with a friend!

Offerdahl and Davis present at Teaching Forum

Erika Offerdahl and Bill Davis provided a workshop entitled, “Backward redesign: How to engineer your class for active learning” at the Spring Teaching Innovation Forum on the WSU Pullman campus .  Over 20 faculty from across campus attended the workshop on the President’s Day holiday.

ICEBERG presents at SABER West 2017

195 biology education researchers gathered at the first ever regional meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER)  January 14-15 2017 at University of California – Irvine.  We were proud to present our work on the role of formative assessment and feedback in meaningful student learning in undergraduate biology.  Check out our poster at Research Gate!