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The mission of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is to discover, adapt, apply, and disseminate innovative strategies that transform biology education. You are now viewing a collection of news, features and opportuntities for and about BTL.

Worth Their Teaching Weight in Gold

CBS Student Board honors faculty making big impacts in undergraduate research and education.

The CBS Student Board hosted the annual Golden Pipette Awards March 2 at TCF Bank Stadium, honoring faculty who make major impacts on undergraduates in the college. From most engaging to best academic mentor and CBS Super Fan, the Student Board and students in the college noted some of the faculty that make a difference for them. The 2017 Golden Pipette winners are:

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant with the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning has several open positions of Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Biology 1001,1003 or 1009 in the Spring 2017 semester.  The essential qualifications for these positions are advanced undergraduate standing (junior or senior carrying at least six credits) and completion of at least Biol 2002 (or equivalent).  Successful candidates typically have more experience in biology through additional coursework, jobs, or research.

Not Business as Usual

Meet a few of the College of Biological Sciences faculty using their biology expertise to develop commercial solutions to environmental, health and education needs.
 

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Doing the Math

Anita Schuchardt observed the effectiveness of integrating STEM disciplines as a high school science teacher. Now, the new BTL faculty member wants to show why concept-based learning works.
 

Anita Schuchardt

CBS People: Meet Max Kramer

This postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning came full circle back to the Twin Cities.
 

Max Kramer

You grew up in St. Paul. Where did you get your undergraduate and graduate degrees?

I received my undergraduate BA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, and my Ph.D. from New York University in New York City.