Evidence indicates desire for change in undergraduate learning techniques

As an undergraduate psychology major, I had a mandatory course—Biological Basis of Behavior. Previously, I had taken a neurobiology course as an elective and absolutely loved it, so I was looking forward to this course. Unfortunately, the professor teaching the mandatory course never interacted with  … Read more

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Four evidence-based ways universities can enhance graduate training

The biomedical and life sciences have a longstanding culture of postdoctoral training with the ultimate goal of a career as academic faculty or research tenure. Today’s industry, however, doesn’t support that model anymore, according to a study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  … Read more

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Drawing Lessons for Biology Education

It would be giving away your age and even then only a few senior scientists working today could truthfully admit that in school, they were taught to draw in biology class. Knowing how to draw a flower or the view through a microscope is a  … Read more

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