Julie Stanton selected for Residency of the American Society for
Microbiology (ASM) Biology Research Scholars Program
Julie Stanton, School of Molecular Bioscience, is 1 of
20 exemplary biologist chosen to participate in the
of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program
funded by National Science Foundation. The program seeks to improve
undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning.
The program has brought together more than 120 Scholars to create and
disseminate examples of scholarship in teaching in biology; these
examples have been made possible through the program’s three
independent, but intertwined, virtual residency programs: the
Assessment, Research, and Transitions Residencies.
The yearlong Research Residency seeks biologists who
have been trained in effective teaching strategies and are curious about
how students learn. The purpose of the Research Residency is to help
biologists understand evidence-based research in biology education
learning; develop skills to create, design, and implement an experiment
to assess student learning; and sustain a community of practice
available for consultation and support. Scholars attend a
week-long workshop in Washington, DC, then return to their home
institutions to apply their new skills, collecting instructional data.