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Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: An ASCB Regional Meeting

Join us May 31, 2019 at University of Georgia, Athens. This day-long conference for a teaching intensive audience will include education research and scientific plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and mixer.

Needs-based travel award reimbursements of up to $250 have been made available, thanks to support from the University of Georgia Division of Biological Sciences, Pearson, and MiniOne Systems.

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  • 8:00 am  Registration and Coffee sponsored by the UGA SEER Center
  • 9:00 am  S175 Coverdell Welcome and Plenaries sponsored by the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Science research plenary by Dr. Dorothy Lerit, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine: Uncovering Novel Paradigms of Centrosome Regulation
    • Education research plenary by Dr. Julie Stanton, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, and Birook Mekonnen, Graduate Co-Researcher, University of Georgia: Recognizing the Community Cultural Wealth of Successful Black Science Majors
  • 10:30 am  Break
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm  Posters in Coverdell Atrium
  • 12:30-2:00 pm Georgia Center Networking Lunch sponsored by Macmillan 
  • 2:00-3:15 pm  Workshops Session 1
    • Proteins don’t have to be boring (Shane Austin, University of the West Indies) Science Learning Center 145
    • Using deliberative democracy in the introductory biology classroom(Heather Tinsley, University of Montevallo) Coverdell N104
    • “I can be successful here!” Practical ways to promote inclusion in undergraduate education (Erin Dolan, University of Georgia) Science Learning Center 345
    • Theoretical Frameworks 101: An Essential Part of Educational Research (Julie Luft, University of Georgia) Coverdell S141
  • 3:15-3:45 pm  Break
  • 3:45-5:00 pm  Workshops Session 2
    • Including metacognition in our courses (Julie Stanton, University of Georgia) Science Learning Center 345
    • Building a science curriculum from the inside-out (Kari Dugger, University of Alabama at Birmingham) Science Learning Center 145
    • Preparing and applying for a teaching-focused academic position (Amy Abdulovic-Cui, Augusta University) Coverdell N104
    • Introduction to qualitative research (Jennifer Thompson, University of Georgia) Coverdell S141
  • 5:00 pm  Mixer at UGA Hotel and Conference Center

Lunch is supported by Macmillan Learning
Macmillan Learning is proud to be a leading publisher of high-impact, highly influential resources for the biology classroom— from landmark textbooks to breakthrough educational media.

Meeting Location

Coverdell Center for the Biomedical and Health Sciences, 500 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602

Hotel: University of Georgia Hotel & Center for Continuing Education, 1197 S Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-2134, (800) 884-1381

Meeting attendees can make hotel reservations at the discounted group rate through April 28 by going to the hotel website or calling 706-542-2134 and entering/referencing the group code (91165). The rate is $101 for a classic room with one queen or king bed, complimentary WiFi, parking for one car, and access to all onsite facilities (including a local shuttle, bicycles, a fitness room, etc.).

Parking for hotel guests (included in the room rate) at South Campus Deck: 100 Green St., Athens, GA  30602

Parking for those staying elsewhere at the Carlton Street Deck: 125 Smith St., Athens, GA 30602






May 31, 2019 EST
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University of Georgia
Athens, GA United States + Google Map