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July 2016

Read about an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning course titled Writing Science for the Public that was designed to teach students how to effectively communicate science to the public. Learn how a model for an optional, research-based course was used to bridge two traditionally separate, introductory science courses. And don’t miss this issue’s Two-Year Community column, which features an article on a project that provided scholarships and an embedded social worker model to increase retention, graduation, and employment rates for at-risk students in a STEM field.

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May 2016

Read how three research institutions collaborated to help first- and second-year students by offering preresearch course models to better prepare them for successful research endeavors. Read the findings of one group of authors who examined the prevalence of courses focused on human-induced climate change in undergraduate marine science and environmental science degree programs in the United States. And don’t miss the article on a special program developed at Austin College to prepare students to be leaders in STEM disciplines through an integrated leadership curriculum with additional learning opportunities.

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March 2016

Read about a study that focused on connecting the abstract science concept of intermolecular forces to real-world phenomena using a concept-building activity. See the Research and Teaching article that examined the effect of a 6-week summer bridge program on STEM retention of targeted demographic groups. And be sure to read the Two-Year Community column article about an online Introduction Biology course designed to follow the recommendations from the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action report.

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January 2016

Read about a study that investigated the learning gap between students with strong prerequisite skills and students with weak prerequisite skills and concluded that these skills are critical to subsequent learning. See the Research and Teaching article that examines the development of peer mentoring skills and deepening of content knowledge by trained undergraduate teaching assistants working with students in entry-level STEM courses. And don’t miss the Case Study that looks at a flipped classroom approach in which students both produce and watch videos in preparation for class.

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