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Education Report for May/June 2012

The AIBS Education Office provides analysis and communication for the AIBS Board, Headquarters Office, and Education Committee on issues of import to the AIBS membership and the larger scientific community. Reports are broadly disseminated by email every few months to AIBS membership leaders and contacts. Special reports are sent more frequently as needed. We have archived these reports here for your information and attention. Read about each report's contents below, then click to read the complete text.

Upcoming Biology Education Conferences

  • [Association for Biology Laboratory Education:](http://www.ableweb.org/conf/able2012/) ABLE. June 19-22, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • [Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research:](http://saber-biologyeducationresearch.wikispaces.com/National+meeting+2012) SABER. July 12-15, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  • [ACUBE: Association of College Undergraduate Biology Educators](http://www.acube.org/meetings/). October 19th-20th, 2012 at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI
  • [National Association of Biology Teachers](http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=10). October 30-November 3, 2012, Dallas, TX.

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What's New at Understanding Evolution

The Understanding Evolution project team has added many new stories that can help you connect current news stories to evolution. Check these out and more at: [http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/whatsnew.php](http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/whatsnew.php)

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Call for Proposals: Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference

All researchers and educators interested in K - 16 organismal and environmental biology education are invited to submit a proposal for this event, which will highlight the leading science, curriculum design and implementation and data exploration in a research-rich biology education for grades K-16. [http://www.esa.org/ldc/](http://www.esa.org/ldc/)

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Latest Eye on Education Columns in BioScience

  • October 2011: [Teaching Biology for a Sustainable Future](http://www.aibs.org/eye-on-education/eye_on_education_2011_10.html)
  • [January 2012: Motivating Tomorrow’s Biologists](http://www.aibs.org/eye-on-education/eye_on_education_2012_01.html)
  • [April 2012: Making Biology Relevant to Undergraduates](http://www.aibs.org/eye-on-education/eye_on_education_2012_04.html)

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Join Us at NABT for the 9th Annual Evolution Symposium

AIBS, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), and BEACON - Center for Evolution in Action will cosponsor the ninth annual evolution symposium and workshop: “Evolutionary Transformations: The legacies of two influential scientists on evolutionary thought.” The events will take place at the 2012 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference. Get complete details at [http://www.nescent.org/media/NABTSymposium2012.php](http://www.nescent.org/media/NABTSymposium2012.php) and to register go to the NABT conference site: [http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=10](http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=10).

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Report Available - Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences

On October 25-26, 2011, the Board on Life Sciences of the National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences held a national convocation in Washington, DC, to explore the many issues associated with teaching evolution across the curriculum.* Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences: Summary of a Convocation* summarizes the goals, presentations, and discussions of the convocation: [http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13403](http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13403).

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Call for Applications: Vision & Change Leadership Fellows

The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) is a new joint effort by NSF, NIH/NIGMS and HHMI. PULSE is currently seeking individuals with leadership experience from a wide range of institutions, including 2-year colleges, to apply to serve on a team of Vision and Change Leadership Fellows. Deadline for applications is July 9th 2012. Go to [http://pulsecommunity.org](http://pulsecommunity.org) for complete details.

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