Exciting opportunity to work on curriculum development: see the flyer for the BioInteractive Faculty Mentoring Workshop.docx at Harvey Mudd College (June 18-23).


ASCN will be kicking off its second annual Systemic Change Institute (SCI) with a two-day workshop in Philadelphia, July 18-20, 2018. The Institute is designed to support campus change agents in using institutional change strategies to advance STEM change projects to greater scale and sustainability. Campus teams will bring existing projects, envisioned or started, that they need help bringing to scale or longer-term sustainability. Campus teams may be struggling with leadership turnover, lack of resources or infrastructure, team dynamics, shifting project goals and priorities, or other challenges. Institute participants will learn about the national context and drivers for change, theories and frameworks of change and the logistics of managing change projects to advance them to scale and sustainability. The Systemic Change Institute is a year-long commitment from ASCN to support teams, and a commitment by teams to work with mentors toward achieving project goals. Institute participants will be mentored throughout the year by STEM leaders, researchers, and change agents who have experience with reform projects.

See the flyer for more information: ASCN Systemic Change Institute.


In August of 2017, the Ambassadors held a training program for new Ambassadors.  Take a look at this video highlighting the event!  

PULSE Fellows Karen Klyczek( shown above), Heather Seitz and Sharon Gusky presented three concurrent sessions about PULSE  at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators


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Website Update and New PULSE Logo

Welcome to the updated PULSE website.

Our new logo is a symbolic representation of  our organization. 

The logo is meant to represent several, key PULSE attributes. The six-points at the perimeter of the polygon represent the six regional networks we are building across the nation (Northwest, Southwest, Midwest-Great Plains, New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast). The interior, intersecting lines that emanate from these points represent our networking activities and network hubs in each geographical region. The four major primary colors in the logo and sometimes in the PULSE acronym text represent the inclusiveness of PULSE and the collaboration of individuals from four major undergraduate institution types in the U.S.: Associate’s, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral/research universities. 


SAVE -THE -DATE  OCT 6, 2017  PULSE Regional Workshop for Mid-Atlantic and New England Institutions- details to follow.


New Videos about Scientific Communication in the Public Sphere

The PULSE Fellows would like to call the Community's attention to a series of new videos on YouTube about scientific communication and how scientists can help guide the public in scientifically-informed decision making.  The documentary is called UpStream and all four chapters can be accessed through this link: Upstream Video.  Each chapter is 7-8 minutes long and they overall address how scientists can effectively engage (or in many cases, don't) with the public regarding controversial issues.


Eight schools test-drive PULSE recognition (previously referred to as certification) of undergraduate biology education for the twenty-first century

The PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education) recognition process is an ambitious endeavor designed to motivate important changes in life sciences education nationwide.  More than 70 life science departments applied to be part of the pilot recognition project, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, and eight were selected based on initial evidence of transformed and innovative educational practices, including Gaston CollegeWhatcom Community CollegeDavidson CollegeStony Brook UniversityGeorgia Southern University, the University of Wyoming, and Morgan State University.  The programs chosen represent a wide variety of schools, including two-year colleges, liberal-arts institutions, regional comprehensive colleges, research universities and Minority Serving Institutions.  

Complete story here: PULSE Progression Levels Announced!




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