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Excerpts from the NRC Report Bio2010
"Biological concepts and models are becoming more quantitative, and biological research has become critically dependent on concepts and methods drawn from other scientific disciplines. The connections between the biological sciences and the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science are rapidly becoming deeper and more extensive. The ways that scientists communicate, interact, and collaborate are undergoing equally rapid and dramatic transformations..."


A Brief History of Biochemical Education
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Throughout much of its history, biochemistry has been a field reserved for post-baccalaureate study. Universities established biochemistry departments primarily to train students for the M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. degrees.
A Recent History of Curriculum and Assessment in Undergraduate Psychology Programs
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This brief review documents how curricular and assessment issues have evolved over the last 20 years in undergraduate psychology
Student Learning in Biochemistry: Assessment of the Undergraduate Research Experience
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An undergraduate research experience is widely regarded as a key element in science education. The recent report from the National Research Council recommends that, “All students be encouraged to pursue independent research as early as is practical in their education.”
Teaching Cell Biology Today: Incorporating Contemporary Issues into a Collection of Teaching Modules
Katayoun Chamany
A web-accessible supplement for cell biology courses provides students with the opportunity students to learn the fundamental principles and methods of cell biology and learn how to apply this knowledge to other disciplines and their everyday lives.