This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled ASM/BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute at American Society for Microbiology in March 2006. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Seeing the forest for the trees
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Robert Barber
University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Karl Beres
Ripon College

Michael Boyle
Juniata College


Possible Audiences:

non-majors and intro level majors  


Brief Overview:

Outline for a web application to introduce and explain data representation using trees  


Project Materials:

Powerpoint presentation outline, possibly a web application in the future  



- Training_Lumberjacks1.ppt