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.
May 18-19, 2009--AIBS Annual Meeting, "Sustainable Agriculture: Greening the Global Food Supply," Washington, DC. The AIBS annual meeting will feature presentations on such topics as biotechnology and pest resistance management, sustainable practices for food production, ecosystem services, food-borne disease, food supply, and global hunger. In the context of the Year of Science 2009, the meeting will also provide opportunities to engage in discussions on agriculture, food supply, genetically modified foods, biofuels, and the public understanding of these issues, and to participate in an educator workshop sponsored by NABT and BSCS. Visit the AIBS annual meeting website for details: www.aibs.org/annual-meeting//annual_meeting_2009.
May 23-28, 2009--HAPS Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. The Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) is specifically dedicated to supporting those who are striving for excellence in college level anatomy and physiology teaching. Its annual conference program includes seminars to update participants in the science and workshops at a local community college to help participants improve teaching and learning. For more information, visit www.hapsweb.org/displayconvention.cfm?conventionnbr=5673.
May 28-31, 2009--16th Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. The American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is an interactive event providing scientific updates and effective teaching strategies. The conference will feature plenary lectures, poster sessions, nuts and bolts sessions, and special interest groups. For more information, visit www.asmcue.org.
June 2009-May 2010--BSCS Science Institutes, Colorado Springs, CO, and online. The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) is offering six week-long, inquiry-based science institutes starting in June for elementary and secondary science teachers. Institute topics include "Scientific Inquiry," "Literacy and Science," and "Content Deepening Series for Elementary Teachers." All institutes will immerse participants in both indoor and outdoor activities, and the learning experience continues past the end of the face-to-face institute. Each participant will have online access to a continuing education program and support during the school year, which will provide opportunities to reflect with other participants on the integration of the institute content and approaches and review student work, practices, and interactions. For details about the institutes' topics and dates, please visit www.bscs.org/si or contact Sam Spiegel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9-13, 2009--Association for Biology Laboratory Education Conference, Newark, DE. The 31st annual Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) conference will take place at the University of Delaware. The conferences attendees participate in hands-on workshops that prepare them to use laboratory exercises with their own students. For more information, visit www.ableweb.org/conf/conferences.htm.
July and August, 2009--BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Events. Multiple BioQUEST events will be taking place this summer. A workshop, "Creating Case Based Curriculum at the Intersection of Biology and Mathematics," will be held at Emory University Center for Science Education, Atlanta, GA, July 13-17. A PEER workshop, "Using Bioinformatics in Biological Problem Solving," will be at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, August 3-7. And the "Faculty Quantitative Institute" will take place at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, August 10-11. For more information, visit the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium's website at http://bioquest.org.
October 8-10, 2009--ACUBE's 53rd Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO. The Association of College and University Biology Educators annual meeting will take place at Rockhurst University. The meeting provides an opportunity for those who teach biology at the undergraduate and graduate levels to share ideas and best practices through presentations, workshops, and informal networking. Details will soon be available at www.acube.org.
November 11-14, 2009--National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, Denver, CO. Join others who teach biology in middle and high school as well as at two and four year institutions for NABT's 2009 professional development conference. In addition to the many concurrent sessions, workshops, plenaries, and social events, AIBS and NESCent will once again cosponsor a symposium on evolution, and there will be a session on ActionBioscience.org. More information is available at www.nabt2009.org.
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