Summer Session: July 19 – August 6
Working Groups: September 6 – November 19
Scientific reasoning connects seemingly disparate pieces of information about the world into meaningful patterns that help us understand the underlying rules of nature. Working with both these pieces and patterns allows us to make predictions, solve problems, and see science in a broader, interdisciplinary context. Vision and Change (2011) urged faculty to use overarching concepts to provide a framework for understanding the relevance of narrower details about processes, and in the BIOME Institute this year, we will be focusing on practices and resources that help build scientific worldviews.
On another level, scientific advances arise from new perspectives and approaches, and the diversity of individual contributions leads to more ideas, and greater advances. The BIOME Institute will emphasize using inclusive teaching practices, the Universal Design for Learning framework, and resources designed to engage students in social justice as a part of scientific practice with a worldview.
Visit the BIOME 2021 website for more information.
Not able to participate in the 2021 BIOME Institute? Join us for the BIOME Institute or in person Summer Workshop in 2022.
See what happened at the 2020 BIOME Institute
What makes BioQUEST special?
The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (BQCC) is a transformative, collaborative community empowering Life Science educators to drive innovation in STEM education. We’ve been making a difference in STEM education since 1988. Read the report from the Pulias Center for Higher Education.
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Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education
QUBES is a community of individuals and organizations committed to accelerating STEM education reform. Supported by our social-cyberinfrastructure and commitment to teaching quantitative skills, we work to make sure that our teaching is effective, open, accessible, equitable, and inclusive.
QUBES works with individuals to provide professional development and access to resources, and supports educational projects connecting to the community for dissemination and participation. If you are writing a proposal for a network or education project, consider hosting your event on QUBES (learn more here).
BioQUEST is one of the founding institutions of the QUBES project and serves as the institutional home for QUBES (QUBES is funded by NSF grants No. 1446258, 1446269, and 1446284).
Here’s what we’ve been up to recently!
- 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
- QB@CC: Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges
- Opening the Pathway – an ATE conference held October 13-15 2019 at Rochester Institute of Technology
- The BioQUEST 2019 workshop was held July 14-19 at the College of William and Mary
CURRENT PROJECTS and COLLABORATIONS Overview
- Opening the Pathway to Technician Careers: A Conference for Biology Teachers of Deaf Students
- Achieving Scale for STEM Reform
- BioQUEST Library (modules)
- BQ Summer Workshops
- CASE IT! (molecular bio)
- ESTEEM (math bio models)
- Investigative Cases Center
- NIE Singapore Science Ed (2012-2014)
- Numb3r5 Count (quantitative bio)
- OER Commons (resources)
- PEER 2012 (UTK Grads)
- Planting Science (K-12 research)
- Problem Spaces
- SCALE-IT (UTK faculty outreach)
- Science Case Network