Tag Archives: Education

BEACON Researchers at Work: Making evolution personal

I used to have a little sticker in my office that said I ❤ evolution. “You can’t love evolution,” my co-worker once told me, “it’s just a thing that happens. That would be like loving time or something.” Fair enough. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Students Become the Teachers – Teaching Evolution in the Classroom

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Texas postdoc Gwen Stovall.  The Student Connection So, maybe the students didn’t have a good idea of “evolution” in the beginning. As far as they knew, they were unable … Continue reading

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Discussing evolution on reddit: Interview with Bjørn Østman

Cross-posted from Randal Olson’s blog.  As a followup to my previous blog post about using reddit AMAs as a form of science outreach, I thought it’d be helpful to interview a few scientists who are already doing science outreach on … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: BEACON on the Beach

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Washington graduate student Bryan Bartley. Like some kind of planktonic larva, I drifted through my formative years, until I finally settled in Seattle 14 years ago. Seattle belongs to … Continue reading

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Teaching computing to biologists

This week at BEACON, two different computing workshops are being taught: Bootcamp for Biologists, covering the entry-level basics needed for people interested in taking BEACON’s Computational Science for Evolutionary Biologists Software Carpentry: Software Carpentry‘s aim is to teach researchers basic computing … Continue reading

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