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2013 Workshops

Assessment of Students' Reasoning with Core Concepts and Visualizations in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
January 12, 2013
Marymount Manhattan College

Led by Hal White, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Section Editor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, University of Delaware.  Workshop co-leaders were Brian White, Member of the BioQuest Consortium, Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts-Boston and Ann Aguanno, Associate Professor of Biology, ASBMB UAN Committee NE Regional Director, Marymount Manhattan College.

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Effectively Assessing Laboratory and Research Skills

Saturday, February 23, 2013
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Hosted and facilitated by Margaret Johnson, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama. 
Presenters: Ellis Bell, Professor of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Marcy Osgood, Associate Professor & Vice Chair of Education, University of New Mexico,and Ben Caldwell, Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Graduate School, Missouri Western State University. 

Meeting Program
Introduction and project overview
Assessing Group vs. Individual Problem-Solving Strategies - Marcy Osgood
What does a good assessment of laboratory skills look like?
Wrap-up and planning for the future  


Effectively Assessing Core Concepts in the Molecular Life Sciences 
Saturday, March 2, 2013
St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD

Hosted and facilitated by Pamela Mertz, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St. Mary's College of Maryland. 
Presenters: Ellis Bell, Professor of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Jennifer Knight, Senior Instructor, University of Colorado - Boulder, Sam Elliott, Associate Professor of Biology, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Kathy Frame, Papillon Education Services, LLC.  

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Promoting Concept-Driven Teaching Strategies in BMB through Concept Assessment 2013
April 23, 2013
Boston, MA
Held in conjunction with the ASBMB 2013 Annual Meeting 

Project Overview - Ellis Bell
The Cutting Edge of Undergraduate Biology Education Research: Generating the Evidence for "Evidence-Based Teaching" - Karen Sirum, Bowling Green University
Will this be on the test?  Characterizing the cognitive levels of undergraduate biology - Jennifer Momsen, North Dakota State University
Problem solving in biochemistry: assessment, learning strategies and preconceptions - Cheryl A. Sensibaugh, University of New Mexico
Biochemistry students' misconceptions regarding enzyme-substrate interactions - Kim Linenberger and Stacey Lowery Bretz, Miami University  


Implementing Vision and Change, Seattle, WA
August 5-6, 2013
Seattle University

This 2-day workshop was held as part of the ASBMB Student-Centered Education in the Molecular Life Sciences special symposia.  Presenters: Cheryl Sensibaugh (University of New Mexico), Sam Elliott (St. Mary's College of Maryland), Karen Sirum (Bowling Green State University), Ben Caldwell (Missouri Western State University), Cheryl Bailey (HHMI), Ellis Bell (University of Richmond), Ann Wright (Canisius College) 

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Designing Scientific Teaching Tools for BMB Education 
Saturday, November 2, 2013
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Host and Facilitator: Joe Provost (USD) 
Presenters: Ben Caldwell (Missouri Western State University), Ellis Bell (University of Richmond), Cheryl Sensibaugh (University of New Mexico)

Meeting Program
Welcome and Introduction - Ellis Bell
The Beauty and Power of Aligned Scientific Teaching Tools - Cheryl Sensibaugh
Group Activities


Developing Assessment Tools to Improve Student Learning
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

Presenters: Scott Gabriel, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Viterbo University, Cheryl Bailey, HHMI, and Debra Martin, Professor of Biology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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