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 Community members in the Southwest, and how members can participate in PULSE activities. The PULSE Fellows shared some important news with respect to the future of PULSE as it looks to become part of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and as it looks to secure funding from a variety of sources to support PULSE activities, particularly regional conferences and workshops.
Joining the call were:
Edwin Barea-Rodriguez from The University of Texas at San Antonio
Ana Barral from National University,
Sarah Brownell from Arizona State University
Ann Cheek from the University of Houston,
Olivia George from the University of Hawai’i - West O‘ahu,
Christine Goedhart from Citrus College,
Rick Gonzalez from the University of San Diego
Jacqualine Grant from Southern Utah University,
Lee Hughes from the University of North Texas,
Bradley Hyman from the University of California, Riverside,
Karen Klyzcek from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (PULSE Regions Network Leader),
David Marcey from California Lutheran University (SW PULSErs Leader)
Marcy Osgood from the University of New Mexico,
David Ribble from Trinity University,
Steve Robinow from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa,
Akif Uzman from the University of Houston-Downtown, and
Emily Wiley from Claremont McKenna College.
All folks calling in felt like this was a productive hour. We all, and hopefully more SW PULSErs, will meet again in mid-January for another “SW PULSErs Open ZOOM Meeting” as we explore possible regional conferences and widening our reach to colleagues across the SW and locally within each of our regional academic communities.
Watch this space [SW PULSEr Discussion Forum].
Thank you, Akif! Agree it was a very productive meeting. I will try to recruit some of my departmental biology colleagues to start the rubric self-study. Looking forward expanding in the region.