Three students won awards at the 2015 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference in Providence, RI. Cassandra Dowds (B.S. Science Education 2016; mentored by doctoral student, Lynne Beaty and Associate Professors Barney Luttbeg and Julie Angle (College of Education), won first place in the mentored undergraduate research competition for her poster “The Effect of Embryonic Exposure to Predation Risk on the Growth and Antipredator Behavior of Physa acuta.” Cara Stephens, (B.S. Zoology 2015; B.S. Science Education 2016; mentored by doctoral student Michael Moore and Professor Donald French), won first place in the scholarship of teaching and learning competition, for her work “Relationship between Instructional Strategies and Student Focus in a Flipped, Introductory-Biology Classroom”. Michael Moore (mentored by Professor Donald French) won third place in the scholarship of teaching and learning competition for his work “Is Active Student Participation in the Flipped Biology Classroom an Accurate Predictor of Performance?” NABT, in its 77th year, is the largest organization devoted solely to the research on and practice of life-science education at all levels. The poster session competition, now in its seventh year, is open to graduate and undergraduate students conducting research in biology education and to undergraduates conducting research in any area of biology.
Pictured Left to Right: Cara Stephens presenting her poster; Michael Moore with his poster: Barney Luttbeg, Cassandra Dowds, and Lynne Beatty with Cassandra's poster.