IAS News

Becca Price publishes "Songwriting to learn"

musical notes rising out of scientific flask

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with Sarah Ward (UW College of Education), Katie Davis (UW iSchool), and Greg Crowther (UW Bothell School of STEM and Everett Community College), recently published, "Songwriting to learn: how high school science fair participants use music to communicate personally relevant scientific concepts," a paper that describes the qualities of music that high school students wrote about scientific ideas. The students were all participating in the local BioExpo science fair. Their songs employed ...

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STEP Forward - training postdocs in science communication

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with Salwa Al-Noori and Eva Ma from the School of STEM and Kelly Snyder Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government & Community, hosted an event at which postdoctoral scholars shared interactive exhibits about cutting-edge science with business leaders and local legislators. Through a partnership with Pacific Science Center, the postdoctoral scholars have been participating in a program that moves evidence-based teaching practices from the classroom into ...

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IAS faculty host Chilean scholars as part of Arts + Science Knowledge Building and Sharing in the XXI Century

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with Martha Groom, Jason Pace, Amy Lambert, Sarah Verlinde (Office of Research), Gabe Barnes (Wetlands) and Chris Mangialardi (Wetlands), hosted a team of Chilean scholars who are actively combining arts and science. These scholars are participating in Arts + Science Knowledge Building and Sharing in the XXI Century (ASKXXI), a US-Chile program fostering collaboration in arts, technology, and ecological sciences to ...

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Science reviews recent paper by Becca Price

Science magazine cover

Science reviewed a recent paper by IAS faculty member Becca Price, in which she and her colleagues analyze the way biomedical scholars with Ph.D.s, but in temporary positions, interpret their identities as scientists. They found that some of the scientists want their primary focus to be on conducting experiments, that others want to focus on big picture questions that ...

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Becca Price publishes on how scholars with Ph.D.s in biomedical fields identify as scientists

CBE—Life Sciences Education journal cover

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with colleagues in the UW School of Medicine and the UW School of Nursing, published a paper, "Competing Discourses of Scientific Identity among Postdoctoral Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences," in CBE-Life Sciences Education about how scholars with Ph.D.s in biomedical fields identify as scientists. These scholars, known as postdoctoral fellows, are in temporary positions between receiving their Ph.D.s and finding a permanent career path. Traditionally ...

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