iDigBio Visiting Scholars Program Available at the University of Florida


The NSF-funded iDigBio project is pleased to announce the annual Visiting Scholars Program. This program is directed towards early-career collections and informatics-based professionals with demonstrated interest in digitization, particularly those who broaden representation within this academic and professional community.

Moving the Needle for Women: Addressing Sexual Assault and Harassment in Science

One recurrent explanation given for the underrepresentation for women in science careers is that there are just not enough qualified women for faculty and other leadership positions in science. However, the data indicate that the pipeline is actually preparing more women than ever before for STEM careers with women having earned more than 50% of all doctoral degrees since 2006.

NSTA 2018: Using Authentic Biodiversity Data from Natural History Collections in Your Classroom

iDigBio has a a hands-on Workshop at the National NSTA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

Using Authentic Biodiversity Data from Natural History Collections in Your Classroom

Friday, March 16 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Georgia World Congress Center, C203

We will demonstrate how to access free online biodiversity data and walk participants through an NGSS-focused lesson that allows students to investigate conservation issues with real data.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Digitized Collections Data

Contributed by Pam Soltis and Adania Flemming

iDigBio supported five students in its inaugural mini-REU site program during summer, 2017. This program, modeled on NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, was developed to provide undergraduates with research opportunities using digitized natural history collection data.

National Science Teachers Association Conference 2017

iDigBio staff members Bruce MacFadden, Libby Ellwood, and Molly Phillips attended the 2017 National Science Teachers Association National Meeting held on March 30-April 2 in the L.A. Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. The conference was massive – attended by thousands of K-college science teachers from around the country and world.


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