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Rebecca Price: Important Learning Gains from Genetic Drift and Bottlenecked Ferrets

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IAS faculty member Becca Price wrote a guest blog for the SimBio website that talks to biology teachers about the challenges of teaching an evolutionary process called genetic drift. Drawing on a series of recently published studies, she shows that an easy-to-complete, fun, two-hour computer lab developed by SimBio called “The Genetic Drift and Bottlenecked Ferrets” does an excellent job of teaching genetic drift.  She argues that ...

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Becca Price publishes paper on the challenges of teaching genetic drift

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IAS faculty member Becca Price published a co-authored paper, “Observing populations and testing predictions about genetic drift in a computer simulation improves college students’ conceptual understanding” in Evolution: Education and Outreach.  The paper focuses on the challenges of teaching genetic drift ...

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Recent Article by Becca Price Named as “Editor’s Choice” in Science

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her co-author Kathryn Perez had their recently published article, “Beyond the Adaptationist Legacy: Updating our Teaching to Include a Diversity of Evolutionary Mechanisms,” named as an “editor’s choice” in the April 15 issue of Science.  The recognition calls ...

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IAS Faculty Members Present at the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium

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Three IAS faculty members presented at 2016 Teaching and Learning SymposiumUrsula Valdez  presented “Assessing Group Dynamics and Efficiency of Collaborative Assignments” in collaboration with Jeff Jensen from STEM, and “From Cascades to Andes: A Collaborative Online International Learning Experience”. ...

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Becca Price Publishes Suggestions for how to Update Teaching Evolution

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her co-author Kathryn Perez published “Beyond the Adaptationist Legacy: Updating our Teaching to Include a Diversity of Evolutionary Mechanisms.”   Based on research conducted at several colleges and universities, the article suggests ...

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