Seminar Announcement: CEILS Journal Club Presentation
Please join us on Friday, June 1st

2:00-3:00pm | 1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building [TLSB]

Dr. Kirsten Turlo

UCLA Biomedical Research Minor
University of California, Los Angeles
"Tools for Teaching Experimental Research Through Scientific Writing"
Abstract: Through a series of interviews with principal investigators who were managing a high volume (3-6 per lab) of undergraduate researchers, we identified a number of skill deficiencies that could be addressed in the classroom. From experimental design to appropriate controls, undergraduates needed more guided experience to increase independence in the laboratory. I have developed a series of stepped up writing assignments in conjunction with simple workshops with handouts in order to fill this education gap. Further, my curriculum is designed to manage the grading burden of an intense writing course, while still demanding a high level of both scientific thinking and writing. CURE survey results indicate students’ scientific writing; ability to read the scientific literature and ability to analyze data is enhanced by this curriculum.
Following this Journal Club presentation in, CEILS will be hosting a happy hour on from 3:30-5:30p in 1100 Terasaki Life Sciences. CEILS hosts this happy hour at the end of every journal club of the quarter to bring together our champions of undergraduate education to celebrate teaching successes. Please feel free to bring a colleague along as well!
No RSVP needed. We hope to see you there!
Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences | UCLA

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