• A hackathon to improve digitization of biocollections will be held in Gainesville, Florida on 3-5 December 2014. Financial support is available to assist with travel, lodging, and meals. For more information, contact Austin Mast (amast@bio.fsu.edu).

  • The National Science Foundation has released a dear colleague letter on stimulating innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. New I-Corps for Learning teams will receive funding and mentoring to accelerate innovation in learning that can be successfully scaled in a sustainable manner. Read the letter at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14095/nsf14095.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.

  • The National Science Foundation is collecting input on the design of its website. The public can take a 10-15 minute long survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nsfwebsitesurvey.

  • Former AIBS EPPLA recipient Dr. Heidi Weiskel participated in an effort to generate an English and Spanish database on scientific studies of mangroves. The database, a project of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, is intended to provide scientific information that can be used to inform mangrove conservation initiatives. For more information on this effort see http://www.elaw.org/node/8377.

 


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