2016 Summer Workshop Applications Open Now!

Lowering the Activation Energy: Making Quantitative Biology More Accessible

June 19-24, 2016
North Carolina State University

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Applications for 2016 are now closed, but watch for the 2017 announcement! 

Biology requires a rapidly expanding set of quantitative skills including data analysis and management, statistics, modeling, computational reasoning, and visualization.  If you are interested in developing your biology students’ quantitative skills, this is the summer workshop for you!  Join us for the National Academies/HHMI Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology, presented by QUBES, BioQUEST and the Science Case Network. This professional development experience will combine a week long workshop with extended project collaboration on the QUBESHub.  Developed by BioQUEST, which celebrates 30 years of leadership in biology education reform in 2016, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to interact with experienced leaders in effective teaching, learn about new resources, and work with peers to develop effective classroom practices.  The Science Case Network will bring expertise on using case based pedagogies as another approach to enhance student success in quantitative biology.  Participants will use QUBESHub to continue collaborating after the Summer Institute to support one another in implementing new methods and materials in the classroom.  We welcome individuals or teams of faculty from all institution types and disciplines to apply.

More information, the schedule and registration are available here: https://qubeshub.org/groups/summer2016/overview

Transparent_Bunch_Balloons_ClipartBioQUEST turns 30 in 2016!

Celebrate with us at the 2016 Summer Workshop at North Carolina State University 

BioQUEST has been actively supporting undergraduate biology education through the collaborative development of open curricula in which students pose problems, solve problems, and engage in peer review since 1986.  Read more about BioQUEST in the NSF funded report “Communities of Transformation and Their Work Scaling STEM Reform.

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Here’s what we’ve been up to recently!

  • The BioQUEST 2015 workshop was held June 13-20 at Harvey Mudd College.
  • The PEER 2015 Workshop as held at UTK August 12-14.
  • The QUBES project launches in Spring 2015!  BioQUEST is part of this national project to promote quantitative biology.


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