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Julie Stanton selected for Residency of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biology Research Scholars Program

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Julie Stanton, School of Molecular Bioscience, is 1 of 20 exemplary biologist chosen to participate in the Research Residency of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program funded by National Science Foundation. The program seeks to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. The program has brought together more than 120 Scholars to create and disseminate examples of scholarship in teaching in biology; these examples have been made possible through the program’s three independent, but intertwined, virtual residency programs: the Assessment, Research, and Transitions Residencies.

The yearlong Research Residency seeks biologists who have been trained in effective teaching strategies and are curious about how students learn. The purpose of the Research Residency is to help biologists understand evidence-based research in biology education learning; develop skills to create, design, and implement an experiment to assess student learning; and sustain a community of practice available for consultation and support. Scholars attend a week-long workshop in Washington, DC, then return to their home institutions to apply their new skills, collecting instructional data.

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