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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, opportuntities and highlights at the College of Biological Sciences

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

Building Classroom Confidence

New study looks at ways to improve student success for non-native English speakers.

Beverly Smith-Keiling

For students whose first language is not English, understanding some of the complexities of subject matter in college courses can be challenging. But a recent study points to a few key ways instructors can help build confidence for Asian English language learners.

InSciEd Out Hosts Collaborative Poster Session

Elementary and middle school students and Foundations of Biology undergraduates swapped research findings at a recent poster session day.

InSciEd Out Poster Session

InSciEd Out, the organization aiming to encourage K-12 students to explore STEM in the classroom and beyond through experiential learning, recently hosted its first-annual poster session in collaboration with unde