Category Archives: Education

Avida-ED Summer Workshop

This summer we will be holding two workshops on the use of Avida-ED; one at the University of Washington from June 21-23, and one at Michigan State University from July 27-29.  Avida-ED is a free, web-based program designed to teach … Continue reading

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Food for thought: research-based courses replace regurgitation with digestion!

This post is by UW research scientist Katie Dickinson This blog is based on a true story… After work the other day, I walked with a friend to a nearby café for dinner. After ordering, we each pulled out our laptops to … Continue reading

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The Diversity of Ways that BEACONites Engage the Public

This post is by UT Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. Tessa is working with Hans Hofmann (UT Austin), Travis Hagey (MSU), and Alexa Warwick (MSU) on public engagement at BEACON. Public engagement is central to BEACON’s mission. The Center supports these … Continue reading

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EiA 2.0: Designing an Effective Exhibit on Evolution

This post is written by MSU Museum Education Assistant Nick VanAcker Ever since its creation in 2010, the BEACON Evolution in Action Gallery at the Michigan State University Museum has been a fantastic resource for our visitors to learn about evolution research. … Continue reading

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Travel Award – Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution (UDE) 2017

We are pleased to announce an undergraduate travel award to bring talented and diverse undergraduates to the Evolution meetings this June 23-27 in Portland, Oregon. For the 14th year the UDE program will send undergraduates to the annual joint meeting … Continue reading

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Rock the Chalk: Reevaluation of dropping PowerPoint for a large lecture classroom

This post is written by MSU faculty Chris Waters I am the course administrator and sole course instruction for the junior/senior “MMG 431:Microbial Genetics” course at MSU. This is a large lecture course consisting of ~150 students. My goal is for … Continue reading

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Evolution & Ecology Activities at the 2016 SACNAS National Conference: STEM Diversity & Public Understanding

This post is written by Tracy Heath, Corrie Moreau, Alexa Warwick, and Felipe Zapata The 2016 National Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science was held last week in Long Beach, CA. This conference … Continue reading

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2017 Darwin Day Roadshow – Apply Now!

Starting in 2016, BEACON began collaborating with three scientific societies (ASN, SSE, SSB) to continue support for a variety of outreach opportunities that needed a new home after NESCent ended. Today we’re highlighting one of these opportunities – the Darwin … Continue reading

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Scientific Symposium at the SACNAS National Conference

The Society for Systematic Biologists and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action have collaborated to organize a scientific symposium at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science national conference in Long … Continue reading

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