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CBS students start their collegiate journey at the headwaters of the Mississippi where they meet faculty, make friends and learn biology in a living laboratory and continues back on campus with in classrooms and labs, study spaces and student groups. You are now viewing a collection of education and teaching news, opportunities and highlights at the College of Biological Sciences

New CBS initiative aims to advance racial equity in the classroom

The program kicks off this fall and focuses on advancing anti-racist teaching practices in CBS classrooms and labs. 

Faculty member engages undergrads in an active learning classroom

This fall, a group of faculty members and teaching assistants (TAs) are working together to identify practices and set goals that support anti-racist approaches to teaching.

2020 Itasca Research Internship Program awarded to Logan Stech from White Earth Reservation

Itasca Research Internship Program welcomes high school intern this July.


Logan Stech has been named the 2020 high school intern for the Itasca Research Internship Program that is for a student of the White Earth Reservation. He will be part of three-week internship in July 2020 working with Jessica Gutierrez, Scientist and graduate student in Ecology, Evolution and Biology at the University of Connecticut.

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) help make courses run. Please complete the nomination form if you would like to nominate your teaching assistant. Those who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants.

Nominate your Outstanding Teaching Assistants for Award

Do you have an amazing TA? Consider nominating a teaching assistant in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. If they’ve demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M, submit their name! 

Nominate by January 17, 2020.

 

 

Team Shares Inclusive Science Communication Efforts

Representatives across multiple colleges recently presented at the Inclusive Science Communication Symposium in Kingston, RI. 

Can we leverage the power of Story (from The Story Collider) to impact how students view who does science? The short answer is, yes. Prof Sehoya Cotner (BTL), recently co-presented these findings with Azariah Yonas (3rd year student in College of Liberal Arts) at the national symposium.

U of M faculty continue to lead in STEM education

A new NSF-funded research collaboration will focus on identifying issues relating to equity and diversity in undergraduate STEM classrooms.

A collaborative research network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is just getting underway this fall with 14 institutions participating. The network allows educational researchers to escape institutional silos and collectively explore how undergraduate STEM classrooms can support students from all backgrounds. 

Apply Now: Biochemistry TA Positions

Interested in being a Biochemistry TA?

There are openings for TA positions for the undergraduate biochemistry courses for fall 2019. The requirements for being a TA are:

Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. Please complete the