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Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Molecular Life Sciences

July 20 - 23, 2017, Tampa, FL
Organized by: Michael Carastro, Univ. of Tampa, J. Ellis Bell, Univ. of Richmond, Jim Lawrence, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Regina Stevens-Truss, Kalamazoo College

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The two overarching meeting themes are (1) high-impact teaching and learning practices and (2) mechanisms to facilitate student transitions from two-year colleges to four-year colleges and universities. These themes are interwoven into the three meeting foci:

1. Classroom undergraduate research experiences – The meeting will explore ways to promote the development of CUREs between networks of faculty who teach at primarily undergraduate institutions and those at two-year colleges.
2. Teaching development of early-career faculty members and postdoctoral fellows – The meeting will promote best practices in teaching. Programs that have evidence-based records of good teaching practices will be presented for the purpose of encouraging and preparing early-career scientists to become educators.
3. ASBMB Student Chapters and science outreach programs – The work of outreach programs and individual chapters will be highlighted to help build communities of science educators and students working to solve community problems.

NSF Support

As part of our effort to make this event as inclusive as possible, we received official notice on June 25, 2017 confirming the National Science Foundation's support of 10 community college faculty members and 25 graduate students/postdoctoral fellows to attend this meeting.

One of the focuses of this year's meeting is the development of partnerships between graduate students/postdoctoral fellows who are specifically interested in teaching and learning and established faculty members. We have put together a very exciting program that targets early-career undergraduate science educators.

We have extended the registration deadline to July 5. Our NSF grant will reimburse up to $975 to graduate students/postdoctoral fellows for travel and registration, which includes on-site housing and meals. The NSF grant will reimburse two-year community college faculty members up to $725 to cover local travel and registration, which includes on-site housing and meals. Funding from the NSF grant is limited to 10 community college faculty members and 25 graduate students/postdoctoral fellows, so we encourage you to register here as soon as possible. The funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Register now!