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Student-Centered Education in Molecular Life Sciences - Program

Student-Centered Education in Molecular Life Sciences: Essentials for Educating Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduates
An ASBMB Sponsored Special Symposium
August 5-8, 2009
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Organizers: Neena Grover (Colorado College), J. Ellis Bell (University of Richmond), Margaret D. Johnson (University of Alabama)
Chair:  Neena Grover (Colorado College)
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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (last updated 04.05.09)

 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Noon 

  • Check-In & Lunch 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

  • Opening Plenary Session: A Call to Action 

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

  • Workshop: Undergraduate Research 
  • Workshop: Service Learning and Outreach 
  • Poster Session: Best Practices in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

  • Opening Banquet 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

7:30 AM 

  • Breakfast 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 

  • Plenary Session: Liberal Learning in Life Sciences 

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

  • Workshop: Molecular Visualization and Protein Databases IA (This session will repeat on Friday as session "IIA")
     
  • Teagle Workshop: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Liberal Education
     
  • Workshop: NSF Grant Writing I (registration for this workshop is limited to 30 participants) 

1:00 PM 

  • Lunch 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

  • Plenary Session: Teaching Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Case Studies, Problem-Based Learning and Other Methods of Engaging Students
     

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

  • Workshop: Molecular Visualization and Protein Databases IB (This session will repeat on Friday as session "IIB")
     
  • Workshop: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
     
  • Poster Session: Best Practices in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research 

6:30 PM 

  • Dinner and Free Time 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

7:30 AM 

  • Breakfast 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 

  • Plenary Session: Incorporating Math into Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    How to Improve the Quantitative and Analytical Skills of Life Science Undergraduates
     

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

  • Workshop: Molecular Visualization and Protein Databases IIA (Repeat of Session IA from Thursday)
     
  • Workshop: POGIL I
     
  • Workshop: Sharing Lab Exercises and Ideas in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Teaching 

1:00 PM 

  • Lunch 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

  • Plenary Session: Mentoring
    Faculty Mentoring and Communication: A Chair's Perspective
     

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

  • Workshop: Molecular Visualization and Protein Databases IIB (Repeat of Session IB from Thursday)
     
  • Workshop: POGIL II
     
  • Workshop: NSF Grant Writing II 

6:30 PM 

  • Dinner 

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

  • Plenary Session: Communicating Science 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

8:00 AM 

  • Breakfast 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

  • Discussion of Action Plans 

11:00 AM 

  • Closing Plenary Session: Thinking Creatively 

Noon 

  • Lunch & Check-Out