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Becca Price mentors and leads discussion on making the culture of science inclusive

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IAS faculty member Becca Price attended the Gordon Research Seminar and the Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research. The Seminar is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and Dr. Price attended as a mentor to support these early career scientists. She also led a The GRC Power Hour™ for the conference, an hour long discussion about how to change the culture of science to be more welcoming to women. Later in the conference ...

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Becca Price publishes "Spotlighting Diversity: An example of a well-tested and effective classroom intervention"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published a third article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Schinske and colleagues) describes an easy-to-implement intervention that showcases the biographies of different scientists, highlighting the ...

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

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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"

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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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