Can Someone Believe in God and Accept Evolution? Atheistic Perceptions of Evolution, Decrease Acceptance of Evolution

Most scientists agree that the theory of evolution is a foundational concept in understanding biology, yet it remains rejected by nearly half of the college […]

How to Make Undergraduate Research Experiences More Inclusive for Students with Depression

Depression is a mental health concern for many students and is prevalent among undergraduates at a concerning rate. It has also been shown that underserved […]

The Importance of Using Cultural Competence When Teaching Evolution

As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teaching practices should become more inclusive toward all groups. Cultural competence, the shaping of lectures to be more inclusive […]

Methods to Encourage Student Participation in Undergraduate STEM Courses

We’ve all been there. We pose a question to the class and we hope that someone will volunteer an answer or an opinion, but more […]

Create an Inclusive Environment: Two Quick Resources for the Busy Instructor

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Arizona State University's charter statement is a powerful reminder that we are here to create an inclusive learning environment for our students. […]

Not All Undergraduate Research Experiences Are Good

Why undergrads consider leaving research and what research labs can do to help students thriveParticipating in research as an undergraduate is well known to benefit […]

Webinar: A Model for Attracting and Retaining Quality Undergraduate TAs

Our webinar this week focused on a topic that we haven't covered before, but is really critical for faculty to manage large size courses. Dr. […]

Building STEM Bridges: Reflecting on five years of ASU’s BioBridge Program

Today's blog is written by Logan Gin, PhD Student in Biology and Society, and member of Sara Brownell's Biology Education Research Lab What are bridge […]

Webinar: Converting Classroom Active Learning Activities to Online

image link Traditionally, active learning has been associated with the face-to-face classroom, and many online courses focus on more traditional activities like watching videos and […]

What’s the Point of Using Student Names in Large Courses?

Today's guest blog is by Anna Krieg, an undergraduate researcher in Sara Brownell’s Biology Education Research Lab. She is a senior Barrett honors student who […]

Plants & Civilization (PLB 302) Goes Digital!

Developing online courses can be an overwhelming experience, but Kathleen Pigg and Brenton Scott wrote a blog post that gives you some insight into their […]

Transforming undergraduate biology education: What resources are available to faculty and departments?

Today's Guest Blogger is Christian Wright a postdoctoral research scholar in Dr. Sara Brownell’s Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences as […]

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