New Biology activities on genetic drift and using randomization-based inference

Jeff Ploegstra’s presentation at Iowa Science Teacher’s Section (ISTS) looks at an overview of the “new biology” with examples of projects worked on with students utilizing large data sets requiring inferential statistics, algorithmic thinking, and comfortability interfacing with common databases to make predictions and draw conclusions. Also in the presentation are example exercises that could

Morro Bay, CA workshop

We are happy to announce an upcoming workshop on “Statistical Thinking in Undergraduate Biology,” where we will bring together faculty in biology and statistics from a range of institutions to discuss how statistical thinking is being taught and evaluated in undergraduate introductory biology courses. Goals for the workshop participants include gaining a better interdisciplinary perspective,