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: 63
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

Open Forum Discussion

Notes of interest to Southwest PULSErs:

1. The PULSE website has undergone considerable revamping, with the intent of making it more useful to PULSE Community Members and more attractive to prospective PULSE members.

2. A grant has recently been been submitted that, if funded, will permit the planning and delivery of a Southern California PULSE Institute for 30 institutions. There will be more details at our next Zoom meeting. Please be on the lookout for an email announcing this meeting.

Discussion Forum

SW PULSE upcoming meeting?

Started by Jennifer Katcher on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi - on our zoom meeting in Sept. there was discussion of a SW regional meeting. Has a date or location been selected for that meeting? Thanks, Jennifer


Started by David Ribble. Last reply by Ana Maria Barral Sep 24. 2 Replies

Hello Southwest Pulsers!  Please reserve a spot on your calendar for an open Zoom Meeting, 8 September at 6 PM Pacific (7PM Mountain, 8PM Central). …Continue


Started by David Marcey Jun 30, 2015. 0 Replies

"A look at what is PULSE-ing"This Prezi presentation, created by Akif Uzman, can be…Continue

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

Started by Ana Maria Barral. Last reply by David Marcey Mar 4, 2015. 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

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Comment by Linnea Fletcher on March 19, 2016 at 7:54pm

National Science Foundation funded, Bio-Link National Center (DUE 1400721), AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center (DUE 1507521) and Madison Area Technical College (DUE 1501553) are hosted two stem cell workshops in July --participants will receive $500 for travel and participation. Check out the Bio-Link site ( to learn more about this opportunity!

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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!

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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. 

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

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


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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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