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Read about Cotner Lab contributions to a Special Issue of Ecology and Evolution: Taking Learning Online in Ecology and Evolution


Cornell, UMN collaboration featured in the Cornell Chronicle

Azariah and Maggie lead efforts on a paper in JMBE

Work by Lori Patrick and Seth Thompson, plus international collaborators, published in the ESA Bulletin 

Cotner and an international group of scientists document their experiences being #stuckinperu during COVID19 

EDU-STEM launches with a new website


Cotner lab spearheads a multi-institution study on gender-biased in-class participation

#therealcotnerlab is collaborating on an exciting curriculum-redesign project with colleagues at the University of Norway

Lori Patrick, Sehoya Cotner, and colleagues publish a story in the Svalbard Posten, the world's northern-most newspaper

Sehoya Cotner is a collaborator on an article about evolution education in Nature Ecology and Evolution


Cotner lab receives an Institute on the Environment Mini-Grant for "Training the Next Generation of Researchers to Solve Problems Across Scale"

Cotner & Ballen featured in NatureJobs blog

Cotner lab spearheads multi-authored work on class sizes in BioScience

Cotner lab highlighted in Science Editor's Choice

Small group gender ratios impact biology class performance and peer evaluation

Politics a “Chilly” Environment for Undergraduate Women in Norway

MN daily article on the impacts of PAWS on test anxiety


Cotner and Ballen have a new paper on mixed assessment methods in PLoS One

Research and Educational Partnership in Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems (RECITE) received funding!

Deena Wassenberg, JD Walker, and S Cotner's new paper featured in the MN Daily

JD Walker, Deena Wassenberg, and Sehoya Cotner have a new paper in JCST

Cotner, Clay Mazur, Tiffany Galush, and Randy Moore have a new paper--on perspectives of evolution in Galápagos--in Evolution: Education and Outreach

Ballen, Shima Salehi, and Cotner have a new paper--on STEM equity--in PLOS ONE

S Cotner and Julie Brown (CEHD) Receive NSF-IUSE funding to student a new TA training initiative

S Cotner and C Ballen receive NSF-RCN funding for "Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM (EDU-STEM)"

Cotner and Ballen featured in CBS summer publication of BIO

Sehoya Cotner has new piece published in CourseSource

The Cotner Lab presents its work at MNT-Conference in Oslo

Cotner and Ballen published in Life Sciences Education

Andamio Games Receives $728K NSF Grant to Develop New Learning Technology

Cotner featured on 'Explore with Sven'

Cissy Ballen published in Bioscience


Cotner receives national award!