Tag Archives: Education

Point Break: My experiment with dropping PowerPoint in a large lecture course

This post is by MSU Associate Professor Chris Waters. A Change is necessary I am the course administrator and sole instructor for the junior/senior level course “MMG 431:Microbial Genetics” of about 150 students at Michigan State University. Entering my seventh … Continue reading

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Introducing BEACON’s New Science Outreach and Communication Postdocs

This post is by MSU postdoc Travis Hagey. Late in 2015 BEACON advertised for an Evolution Outreach and Education postdoctoral fellowship. As a result of that posting, we would like to introduce three new postdocs, Dr. Wendy Smythe, Dr. Travis … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: EDAMAME!

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Ashley Shade. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our Explorations in Data Analysis for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) workshop last year, which was partially supported … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Bases vs Bytes- Bioinformaticians to the Rescue

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin Research Scientist Dhivya Arasappan. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field in which computer algorithms and statistical methods are applied to answer biological questions. It is a … Continue reading

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Natural Rejection: Addressing Student Resistance to Evolution Education

Reposted from the Teaching Evolution in Action blog By Ian Zaback It’s a moment that we’ve all dreaded in one way or another. A student approaches you at the end of class clutching a note, and as the paper changes … Continue reading

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