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.
Contributed by Adania Flemming and Jeanette Pirlo
Come to this free webinar to discuss the opportunities and challenges for broadening participation in the digital age.
Labial view of an upper anterior tooth of C. megalodon.
Contributed by Jeanette Pirlo
Workshop Opportunity: Drawers, Jars and Databases: Teaching the Hidden Science of Natural History Museums
Photo courtesy of the Florida Museum
Hummingbird Clearwing Hemaris thysbe
Images courtesy of Cathy Bester
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.
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.
Photo Courtesy of Vic Berardi
What is NMITA?
American Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus)
Photo courtesy of: Florida Fish and Wildlife, Photo by: Karen Parker
Contributed by: Teresa Iturriaga, Rhianna Baldree, Alex Kuhn, Andrew Miller
Mycologists long to collect
areas remote to most men
where fungi today may thrive
keeping plants, trees, and cycles alive.
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.
The next iDigBio Education and Outreach Meeting will be held April 4, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 am ET.
How does your collection currently speak to the online world? Would you like to learn more about digital storytelling and how to use online platforms for outreach?
Come join us for an exciting opportunity to learn from a member of NPR's training team and ask her questions on how you can improve your collection’s outreach with storytelling!
Photo Courtesy of Matt von Konrat
National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Los Angeles: March 30–April 2, 2017
NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo.
Interested in learning more about the new collections-based Faculty Mentoring Network sponsored by QUBES, Kurator, BLUE, and iDigBio?
Come to this free webinar and get all of your questions answered!
When: January 26, 2017, at 1-2 pm ET