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Schindler and Price publish “Bad Science: Exploring the unethical research behind a putative memory supplement”

bottle of so-called memory helper

Abbie Schindler and IAS faculty member Becca Price published a teaching module called “Bad Science: Exploring the unethical research behind a putative memory supplement” in CourseSource. In the lesson, students evaluate the evidence that Quincy Bioscience has published on its website advertising the memory supplement Prevagen®. Through their own analysis, students discover that the website is misleading: there are fundamental problems ...

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Becca Price publishes "Teaching scientifically"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published a second article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Couch and colleagues) describes practices associated with scientific teaching, an approach that involves testing hypotheses about what students are learning. The annotations explain why this paper is a model for ...

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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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