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University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ash is looking forward to visiting the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in April as a BRiDGE Scholar! Find out more about the BRiDGE here
Featured by Small Pond Science
Project Biodiversify published a blog post: Help us to diversify and humanize biology courses! on Small Pond Science, a site focusing on “how scientists research, teach and mentor in all kinds of academic institutions, including teaching-centered universities”
Excellence in Diversity Award
The Project Biodiversify team was awarded an Excellence in Diversity Award (EIDA) in the category, “Teams-Emerging Progress” from Michigan State University’s Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
Western Washington University
Alex, Ash, and Sarah visited Western Washington University to lead their workshop on inclusive and accurate methods for teaching sex and gender-related topics in biology. They also gave a seminar and had the opportunity to meet with student advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
University of Washington, Tacoma
Alex, Ash, and Sarah visited the University of Washington, Tacoma to lead their workshop on inclusive and accurate methods for teaching sex and gender-related topics in biology.
Majorie represented Project Biodiversify at the diversity tabling event at the Society for the Study of Evolution 2019 annual meeting
Biology on Tap
Sarah Jones gave a talk at Biology on Tap in Lansing discussing the importance of inclusive and accurate education for sex and gender-related topics with an emphasis on sexual selection
Organization for the Study of Sex Differences Conference
Ash attended the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences conference in Washington DC!
University of Idaho
Alex Webster and Ash Zemenick met with University of Idaho’s Inclusion Diversity and Equality Alliance (IDEA) over zoom to talk about the importance of diverse and inclusive teaching methods in biology.
Northern Kentucky University
Alex Webster, Ash Zemenick, and Sarah Jones visited Northern Kentucky University to present in their series “Science and Society: Professional Development Series for An Inclusive Classroom”
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Alex Webster gave a talk at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) annual Meeting in Puerto Rico! Her talk was entitled “Project Biodiversify: a repository of teaching materials and methods to make biological and natural science classrooms more inclusive”
Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station’s K-12 Teaching Workshop
Sarah Jones and Ash Zemenick had so much fun leading a workshop for K-12 educators on inclusive and accurate methods for teaching sex and gender-related topics in biology. Find more information about KBS’s K-12 initiatives here [link]
Ecological Society of America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans!
Everyone is welcome – no pre-registration is necessary
WK 14 – Contribute to Project Biodiversify: A Repository of Teaching Materials to Diversify and Humanize Biology Courses [link]
Monday, August 6, 2018: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
WK 40 – Inclusive and Accurate Approaches for Teaching Sex and Gender in Biology [link]
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
Featured on the SFS Making Waves Podcast
Listen to the episode here
Erin Larson interviewed Alex Webster, Ash Zemenick, and Sarah Jones on the Society for Freshwater Science’s Making Waves podcast about their recent workshop and the general importance of fostering an inclusive classroom environment.
Workshop at the 2018 Society for Freshwater Science Meeting in Detroit, MI
Project Biodiversify secured its initial funding from the National Science Foundation!
Ash Zemenick was awarded NSF’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology – Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology (award number 1708931) to work in Marjorie Weber’s lab at Michigan State University where they will research plant-mite-microbial ecology and develop Project Biodiversify.