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.
Learn about the USDA’s commitment to improving undergraduate life science education and read about available funding opportunities in The USDA Invests in Biology Education, published in the January issue of BioScience.
Read two recent education articles published in BioScience. One provides insights into How Students Think about Experimental Design: Novel Conceptions Revealed by in-Class Activities, by Sarah E. Brownell et al, and the other shares strategies for Improving Higher-Order Thinking and Knowledge Retention in Environmental Science Teaching, by Marion Dresner et al.
Find out how the current labor market is affecting biology graduate students in the December 2013 Washington Watch: Life Science Graduates Face Daunting Labor Market.
Do you have a teaching resource or program that is suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education in addressing the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education? Submit your session idea before February 28th to present at the 2nd Annual Life Discovery - Doing Science Conference.
The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is able to provide travel support for faculty members at minority-serving institutions to participate in the annual Evolution conference through its Evolution 2014 MSI Faculty Travel Award. Submit your application by April 14th or contact Jory Weintraub at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) has over 1200 members! Do you want to network with other PULSErs in your region committed to changing the practices of undergraduate life sciences education? If so, check out the PULSE Community Overview to find people near you.
The Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP) is a new network for individuals who support and provide professional development for graduate teaching assistants. Visit the site to learn about the network and join the BioTAP listerv to share resources and ideas to develop GTA teaching skills to transform introductory courses and train future faculty.
The 2013 AAAS Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling the Changes conference brought together over 350 individuals who have been making huge strides to improve undergraduate biology education. You can now search the abstracts of posters presented at the conference by going to the Project Locator.
Association for Biology Laboratory Education 36th Annual Meeting, June 17-20, 2014, Eugene, OR
Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research National Meeting July 17-20, 2014 Twin Cities, MN
Council for Undergraduate Research 2014 Conference: “Creating Citizens of Tomorrow: Undergraduate Research for All’” June 28-July 1, 2014, Washington, DC
2nd Life Discovery-Doing Science Education Conference: “Realizing Vision & Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology,” October 3-4, 2014, San José State University, San José CA