The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) was awarded a grant (DBI-1241293) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project, which is being jointly funded by the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, is part of continuing efforts to implement Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education.
AIBS will work with the collaborating organizations in the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) initiative: [NSF, the National Institutes of Health-NIGMS (NIH-NIGMS), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the PULSE working partner, Knowinnovation (KI)] to achieve the goal of catalyzing systemic change in undergraduate life science education.
AIBS will work with PULSE throughout the lifespan of the project. We began by facilitating a peer-review process to select the Vision and Change Leadership Fellows. That phase of the project is now complete, and the Fellows are engaged in their year-long charge. AIBS is now working to raise awareness of and encourage participation in this project among the community.
The work of the Fellows is expected to make significant contributions to an unprecedented transformation of the undergraduate biology education community's understanding of institutional barriers to change and of strategies for overcoming them.
Those interested in participating in the project are encouraged to visit the PULSE project website at http://pulsecommunity.org and join the community.