Southwest PULSErs

This group is intended as a networking site for PULSE community members from the US Southwest and Hawaii. Please add ideas for regional conferences, let your regional colleagues know about your PULSE-related activities, etc. If you would like to be contacted in the future in order to get involved in specific initiatives, please fill out the recruitment form. If you know of someone who isn't yet a member of this group, please feel free to invite them.

Location: Southwestern United States
Members: 52
Latest Activity: May 26

Open Forum Discussion

"A look at what is PULSE-ing"

This Prezi presentation can be used in two ways: (1) a traditional linear presentation where you use the arrows that appear when you move the cursor to the bottom of your screen; and (2) as a hypertext driven screen where you can pick and choose which elements you want to explore. 

To view the PULSE Prezi presentation first move your cursor to the middle-right hand portion of your screen.  You will see a menu appear with a home symbol and two symbols for zooming in and zooming out.  Click on the home symbol.  At this point you will see the whole presentation, at which point you can see how we see PULSE as an integrated set of activities along the bottom with a series of elements that provide a bit of history along the top. 

To start the linear presentation (1) move your cursor back to the bottom and begin by clicking the right arrow. You can go through the whole presentation click by click.  At the end, right-click you mouse and you will see a prompt to reset the presentation.

Alternatively, if you just want to focus on certain elements (2) then move you cursor to that element and click.  With each click the presentation will zoom into a PULSE square.  You can zoom back out by moving your cursor back to the middle right, right-clicking to see the zoom out option, or scroll you finger on you mouse wheel if you have one.

Discussion Forum

Small World Initiative training workshop June 2-6 in Costa Mesa

Started by Ana Maria Barral. Last reply by David Marcey Mar 4. 1 Reply

Dear all,Please find attached the application form for the Small World Initiative 2015 training, which will take place at NU's Costa Mesa campus on June 2-6. In this time, participants will complete…Continue

Beginner Bioinformatics workshop in Costa Mesa 6/20/2015

Started by Ana Maria Barral Feb 27. 0 Replies

Dear SW PULSE members!This announcement is specifically for those of us in the Orange County, Riverside, and LA area.ASM scholar Anne Rosenwald from Georgetown University will hold a beginner level…Continue

Tags: bioinformatics

SW PULSErs First "Open ZOOM Meeting"

Started by Akif Uzman. Last reply by Ana Maria Barral Dec 19, 2014. 1 Reply

Hello SW PULSErs!On Wednesday, 4-5PM Central, 17 SW PULSErs joined in an open forum on ZOOM to discuss what is going on PULSE, how PULSE can be of service to life science faculty, especially PULSE…Continue

Open Forum for SW PULSErs coming in mid-December

Started by Akif Uzman Dec 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello SW PULSErs!Between December 10-16 (precise date to be announced in about a week), the SW PULSE Fellows will hold an open, live video forum to bring you up to date on what PULSE Fellows are…Continue

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PULSE Fellow
Comment by David Marcey on May 13, 2014 at 2:23pm

@Jean Maines - I've moved your query to a discussion on this page, where threaded responses are easier to follow, OK?

Comment by Jean Maines on May 8, 2014 at 6:35pm
Greetings fellow pulses. Quick question--do you know the approximate % of students who pass (a-c) freshman biology for science majors at your institution? Anyone know where to find this data nationally?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

PULSE Fellow
Comment by Marcy Osgood on March 19, 2014 at 5:39pm

Hi Brian and David; great to hear from you, and to have your support!

Is there anything that you could suggest as a way to pull in more of the PULSE community in the Southwest? Would a reminder of the resources available (Ambassador Visits, On-lineWorkshops and the ToolKit) be useful? We are planning a SW PULSE Workshop for next Spring, but that is a long way away (and we will have to get funding).

Any ideas are welcome!


Comment by Brian R. Shmaefsky on March 17, 2014 at 12:52pm

I will be glad to help in any way and promote our activities through the Society for College Science Teachers and the National Association of Biology Teachers. 

Comment by David Ribble on March 17, 2014 at 12:37pm

I look forward to helping out in any way I can!


PULSE Fellow
Comment by Marcy Osgood on March 16, 2014 at 12:37pm

Hi everyone! I am very excited that the Southwest group is now a reality. After a brief 2 days to catch up on sleep I am now re-energized, and ready to think about all that we can do in our region.






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