NebraskaSCIENCE Newsletter - October 2013

Bombus pensylvanicus, a threatened North American bumble bee
Bombus pensylvanicus, a threatened North American bumble bee

Bumble Boosters

As pollinators, bumble bees play critical roles in agriculture and natural ecosystems. Unfortunately, bee populations have been steadily declining. A team of entomologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are engaging the community in their pursuit to learn more about native bumble bees. Continue reading…

Make your geoscience teacher a 'rock star'

AAPG FoundationThe Teacher of the Year award, given by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation, will be granted to a K-12 teacher who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Continue reading…

'Going Back for Our Future'

Jon PedersenUNL associate dean Jon Pedersen is an editor of the new book, "Going Back for Our Future: Carrying Forward the Spirit of Pioneers of Science Education." This book is the first volume of an attempt to capture and record memories from the pioneers themselves or from those who worked closely with them. Continue reading…

Professional development workshops for STEM faculty

Drs. Griep, Atkin, and Brassil discuss their implementations of Peer Instruction and Just-in-Time TeachingSTEM faculty are invited to sign up for an ongoing NSF-funded professional development workshop series to be offered this spring. These well-received workshops introduce faculty to instructional practices proven to enhance student learning in various class sizes/levels. Registration deadline: Oct 11 Continue reading…

Originally published October 8, 2013 - Submit an Item