FuSE Blog Post: Session 8

Posted: 08.31.15

Future Science Educator Blog Post: Session 8 By Kelsey Marie Gray, FuSE Member The workshop in active learning exemplified the teaching technique through and through. We learned about active learning using active learning. This began even before the class meeting with the presentation of the following learning objectives: What does research say about active learning? How …read more

FuSE Blog Post: Session 5

Posted: 08.31.15

Future Science Educator Blog Post: Session 5 By Kelsey Marie Gray, FuSE Member This class started off with a bang. Literally. Todd Zakrajsek had us notice how our levels of attentiveness changed when he stood behind a podium saying words and when he moved around the room holding a balloon, poised to be popped, saying words. …read more

By Mimi Huang Hindsight is always 20/20, especially in the field of science. Given what we know now, it seems crazy that people used to think the world was flat. The realm of toxicology is filled with similar stories (see “pregnancy-boosting” DES and super-insecticide DDT). In the mid-twentieth century America, realization of the harmful effects …read more

Career Video Resources

Posted: 08.28.15

Learn more about possible career options from a variety of career areas! Some resources are listed below: UCSF Career Center: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchLabTV/videos Vanderbilt Career Center Video Library: TBA University of North Carolina “5 Questions: 100 Answer” Video Series: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2jIa7NX0_kpRg8VKz9SjA Become a part of the changing the biomedical workforce expansion by exposing trainees to knowledge of exciting PhD science …read more

By Kristin Sellers Comprised of the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system (CNS) stands apart from other organ systems. While all other organs share a common, loosely filtered blood supply, the brain is highly selective in what it allows to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter into this space. Furthermore, cells in many …read more

By Adele Musicant Illustrated by Allie Mills Most of us have heard the story of Van Gogh and his ear:  he reportedly sliced it off after a quarrel with an artist friend who was thinking of severing (no pun intended!) the partnership. However, there is a plethora of similar stories: Virginia Woolf (a British novelist), the …read more

July: Guess What We Imaged

Posted: 07.29.15

Hi Readers! Thanks for your guesses for last month’s MRI image. Nur and Saideep are both right- it’s a kiwi! Posted below is a new image. For those that attended a 4th of July barbecue, this produce item may seem especially familiar. Happy guessing!   By Dan Albaugh Peer edited by Rachel Cohen Tags: [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”post_tag” …read more

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