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Transforming Education

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

Meeting Description

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.

Important Dates

May 9: Discounted symposium registration deadline
May 31: Poster programming abstract submission deadline
June 27: Symposium registration deadline *EXTENDED!
June 30: Registration cancellation deadline