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Becca Price: "Starting Conversations About Discrimination Against Women in STEM"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price published an article about a workshop that helps end discrimination against women in university science. Attendees learn how to recognize discrimination against women—and how to intervene when they see it. The workshop focuses on four case studies about gendered microaggressions, intersectional ...

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Becca Price presents at the annual conference for the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research

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The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) hosted its annual conference virtually this year, with meetings distributed throughout July. IAS faculty member Becca Price presented some of her research in poster format, first talking about the large collaborative Science Teaching Experience Program, an established part of which trains scholars who recently received Ph.D.s in the sciences how to teach, and a new component which offers similar training for graduate students.

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Price and Ferrare: Comparing Modes of Instruction with Instructor Beliefs

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IAS faculty members Becca Price and Joe Ferrare, along with Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published an article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Ferrare) describes how college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses are taught, and how the instructors’ teaching styles correspond to their beliefs about the way students learn. The paper concludes ...

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Becca Price publishes teaching module: “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies”

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A team of scientists including IAS faculty member Becca Price published a teaching module called “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies” in CourseSource. In the lesson, students draw from three different data sources to explore whether vitamin C lowers severity or length of a cold in average people. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the data show that vitamin C has ...

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Becca Price and colleagues present at the 2020 UW Teaching & Learning Symposium—an event held online this year

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her colleagues presented a video presentation about their work in STEP-UP—Science Teaching Experience Program for Upcoming Ph.D.s. This program helps Ph.D. students at UW in science fields learn how to teach, and it mentors them during their first teaching experience. Our program uses Design Based Research to identify the most successful components of ...

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