Preliminary Program

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Important Dates 

July 3, 2018:
Exhibits and Sponsorship Deadline Extended!

July 3, 2018:
Final Registration Deadline Extended!

July 3, 2018: 
Dissemination Station Resource Fair Submission Deadline Extended!

July 3, 2018
Hotel Group Rate Ends

Program Committee Chair
Jeffrey Olimpo, PhD

Program Committee Vice-Chair
Jaclyn Madden, MS

All Program Committee Members

Letter of Invitation

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University of Pittsburgh 

"I began attending ASMCUE nine years ago. My involvement with ASMCUE inspired me as an adjunct professor to pursue a PhD in science education. I've benefited both professionally and personally from becoming involved in this wonderful conference."
Andrea Rediske, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Preliminary Program


The ASMCUE program includes a variety of session formats, including Plenary Lectures, Scientific Updates, Pre-Conference Workshops, Mini-Workshops, Concurrent Education Sessions (45-minutes, Friday), Microbrews (15-minutes, Saturday), and Poster Sessions (Saturday). There are a number of unique programs for the silver anniversary. Learn more about the HHMI Movie Night, the Biotechnology Track, and other special events


Ma Hong
Hong Ma, MD, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University, Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy

"Cell and Gene Therapy in Reproductive Medicine"
Martin Mark
Mark O. Martin, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound
Dept. of Biology

ASM Carski Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)

"Teaching Students to See Through Microbial Eyes"
Weiman Carl
Carl E. Wieman, Ph.D.
Stanford University Dept. of Physics and
Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative

Nobel Prize in Physics (2001)

"A New Way to Characterize and Evaluate Your Teaching"

Scientific Updates

Alper Hal2
Hal S. Alper, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin,
McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and Cockrell School of Engineering

"Engineering an Expanded Chemical Palette in Cells"
Davies Bryan
Bryan W. Davies, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin,
Member of Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology

"Using Biologics to Control Microbial Infections"
Diaz Martinez Laura
Laura A. Diaz-Martinez, Ph.D.
University of Texas at El Paso

"Mitosis Meets the Mitochondria: Implications for Cancer Development and Therapies"
Torres Alfredo
Alfredo G.
Torres, Ph.D.

University of Texas Medical Branch

"The Art of Making Vaccines"
Read the abstracts. 

  Bacteria, Viruses, Yeast and Algae: The Work Horse of Biotechnology – New in 2018!

We are excited to announce a new track to ASMCUE in 2018. View the sessions below. The Biotechnology Track is made possible through an ASM partnership with Bio-Link and the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center. Conference attendees will share strategies to prepare students for successful entrance and advancement in the STEM workforce. 

Pre-Conference Workshop: NSF Proposal Writing for the ASMCUE Community
Celeste Carter, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

Read the description.

Concurrent Education Session: Building a Biotechnology Program That Is Sustainable and Responsive to Industry and Student Needs
Linnea Fletcher, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Making Connections with Industry and Finding Mentors for Students
James F. Guenther, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA

Concurrent Education Session: Beginning Biotech Labs On a Limited Budget Especially at the Community College
Bridgette Kirkpatrick (1), Brian Shmaefsky (2), Kristen Wolslegel (3)
(1)Collin College, Plano, TX, (2)Lone Star College, Kingwood, Texas (3)City College, San Francisco, CA.

Concurrent Education Session: Drug Discovery and Zika Virus
Sandra Porter, Digital World Biology LLC, Shoreline & Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Concurrent Education Session: Staying Current in the Field --What Science and Skills Should Learn and Teach
Sandra Porter, Digital World Biology LLC, Shoreline & Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Read the descriptions.


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Pre-Conference Workshops (4-hours)

4-hour, hands-on, in-depth training held July 26, just prior to the start of ASMCUE. Advanced registration is required to attend. Read the descriptions.

AR- CURE project: BioBrick Assembly and Incorporation of Synthetic Biology into the Classroom 
Nathan ReynaOuachita Baptist UniversityBridgette Kirkpatrick, Collin College; Ruth Plymale, Ouachita  Baptist University

Case Studies, Beyond the Basics: Development, Implementation, Assessment, and Publishing
Melissa ZwickStockton UniversityAlly Hunter, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Kevin Bonney, New York University

Developing Quantitative Skills in Your Courses Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources 
Rebecca Orr, Collin College; Holly Basta, Rocky Mountain College

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Mini-Workshops (90-minutes)

90-minute workshops held during the conference that provide an opportunity to engage attendees in deeper discussions. Read the descriptions.

An Introduction to Tenure for Microbiologists
Phoebe Lostroh, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Setting Goals for Teaching and Learning: A Primer for Course Design
Sue Merkel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Implementation and Evaluation of Experimental Design Concepts in Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in the Biological Sciences
Jeffrey Olimpo (1) Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith (2), Martina Rosenberg (3)
(1) The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, (2) Chapman University, Orange, CA, (3) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The Essentials of Education Research: From Development to Publication 
Jeffrey Olimpo (1), Samantha L. Elliott (2), Andrea Pratt Rediske (3), Heather Seitz (4)
(1) The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, (2) St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's, MD, (3) Valencia College, Orlando, FL, (4), Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

 Public Science Outreach: A Catalyst for Science 
Catherine Vrentas (1), Julia Massimelli (2), and Rebekah Taylor (3)
(1) Iowa State University, Ames, IA, (2) University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA, (3) Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

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Education Concurrent Sessions (45-minutes)
Listed Alphabetically

45-minute sessions designed to introduce attendees to innovative and relevant topics for undergraduate biology educators. Read the descriptions.

Simulating Outcomes and Previewing New Opportunities in the Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment (PARE) Course-Based Research Experience
Carol A. Bascom-Slack (1), Jennifer R. Larson (2), Elizabeth A. Genné-Bacon (1), Bruce Bryan (3)
(1) Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2) Capital University, Columbus, OH (3) miniPCR, Cambridge, MA.

The Incubation Station:Making Connections for DBER Projects
Nancy Boury
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Concept Mapping for Assessing Foundational Biology Knowledge
Amy G. Briggs
Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Keeping Microbes IN the laboratory: Best Practices in Laboratory Biosafety
Jeffrey J. Byrd
St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD

Exploring the Undiscovered Profession of Medical Laboratory Science: Awesome Options for Students Interested in Clinical Microbiology
Lisa Cremeans 
(1) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 

The What, When, Where and How: Becoming a Clinical Microbiologist
Lisa Cremeans (1), and Debra Myers (2)
(1) University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (2) Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Harrisburg, PA

Telling the Same Story Differently....Engaging Non-Science Majors Taking a Laboratory-based Science Class
Brian M. Forster
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

Increasing student engagement by incorporating e-portfolios – best practices and lessons learned
Marsha Gaston
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Blue Ash, OH

Your Students + Your Goals + Your Ideas = Your CURE
Brad Goodner (1) and Aaron Best (2)
(1) Hiram College, Hiram, OH (2) Hope College, Holland, MI.

Active Learning Across an Entire Microbiology Course: A View from the Trenches
Lee E. Hughes
University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Everything is Everywhere, and the Student Extracts: Course-based Microbiome Research
Jessica Lee Joyner (1), Theodore R. Muth (1), Avrom J. Caplan (2)
(1) Biology Department, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY (2) CUNY Office of Research and Department of Biology, The City College of New York, New York, NY

Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty Dedicated to Undergraduate Research Mentorship
Patrick J Killion
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Hands-on bioinformatics exercises for the analysis of complex microbiomes in the classroom
Kostas Konstantinidis (1), James Cole (2), James Tiedje (2)
(1) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

New Flipped Microbial Metabolism Activity Enhances Student Learning and Confidence
Jennifer McLean (1) and Erica Suchman (1)
(1) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Universal Design for Learning: Pathways to Success for all Students
Elizabeth E. Mosser
Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Microbiology Detectives: Gathering Evidence to Solve Mysteries
Debra Myers
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Microbiology in Nursing and Allied Health (MINAH): Curriculum Guidelines, Toolkit, and Next Steps
Lourdes Norman-McKay (1), Andrea Rediske (2), Brian Forster (3)
(1) Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL (2) Valencia College, Orlando, FL (3) St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Boost multiple-choice exam performance by enlisting students in writing the exam
Timothy Paustian
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

How to Improve Quantitative Writing in STEM Students Without Teaching Writing
Tracy Ruscetti (1), Christelle Sabatier (1)
(1) Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Developing Student Metacognitive Skills with In-Class Interventions
Jessica Santangelo
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Adopt a bacterium: a novel approach to teaching Microbiology
Natalia Pasternak Taschner (1), Regina Albanese (2), Luiz Gustavo de Almeida (1), Ana Carolina Ramos Moreno (1), Marco Aurélio Floriano Piantola (1), Flavio Krzyzanowsky (3), Alexandre La Luna (3), Rita Café Ferreira (1)
(1) University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo-SP (2) University of Sao Caetano do Sul, Sao Caetano do Sul - SP (3) Instituto Federal de Ciencia, Educação e Tecnologia de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - SP

Using the Central Dogma as a Model to Explore Modern Technologies
Jacqueline Washington
Nyack College, Nyack, NY

Using the Biointeractive “Gutless Wonders” Video to Engage Students in Hypothesis Generation and Experimental Design
Dave Westenberg
Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri

Microbrews (15-minutes)
Listed Alphabetically

15-minute sessions (10-min presentation, 5-min Q&A) designed for attendees to learn some best practices in any of the subdisciplines in the biological sciences. Read the descriptions.

Experiential Experimental Design
Shazia Ahmed
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Using Game-Design Strategies to Develop Higher Order Skills with Vocabulary: Microbiology Code Names
Nancy Boury
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Encouraging Academic Honesty and Integrity: A Rubric for Faculty
John Buchner, Romel Del Rosario Gomez, Katherine Izsak, Erin Moody, Alan C Peel, Linda C. Schmidt, Ann C Smith, Angela R Jones
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Microbe Cards: An Active Approach to Learning Microbial Evolution, Diversity, and Phylogeny
Daniel H. Buckley and Esther R. Angert
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Central Dogma Made Simple Through Active Learning
Daniel H. Buckley and Esther R. Angert
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Celebrating the Central Dogma's 60th: A Classroom Activity to Address a Common Misconception About Information Flow Held by Undergraduate Instructors and Students
Alita Burmeister and Michael Blazanin
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Coaching Freshmen to Interpret Scientific Papers and Communicate Research to the Public
Ruth Buskirk
University of Texas, Austin, TX

A Genetics Laboratory Activity to Determine Sex Using a PCR-based Approach
Nickie Cauthen and Melinda Pomeroy-Black
LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

Combination of the Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment (PARE) and Authentic Research Experience in Microbiology (AREM) Projects as a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience.
Sean T. Coleman
University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR

Be the Microbe: Engaging Kinesthetic Learners in a Majors Microbiology Lecture
Jonna Coombs
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Micro-Brewing: a Fine Brew for a Microbrew
Julian Cox
UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The UNSW EF Model: a System for Development of Teaching and Learning-Focussed Academics
Julian Cox
UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Building a Respiratory Pathogen: A Review of Microbial Structures
Jamie Cunningham
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Hands-on Puzzles to Improve Students Understanding of Signaling Pathways
Elizabeth Danka (1) and Kelsie Bernot (2)
(1) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and (2) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC

The MARE Essentials: Integrating Place-Based Education into a CURE for Introductory Biology Students
Kevin Drace, Melanie Styers, and Pamela Hanson
Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

Microbes in the Media: Is the science portrayed accurately to the public?
Anne Estes
Towson University, Baltimore, MD

Using an Inquiry Based Experiment to Teach Laboratory Skills in Bioengineering, Fermentation, and Bioprocessing
Jeanetta Floyd
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Inquiry-Based Experimental Design in Microbiology
Erica Foote
Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ

Raising Awareness of Policy Programs Among Undergraduate Science Students
Irene Glowinski
The American University, Washington, D.C.

Encouraging Creativity in Lab Courses by Rethinking the Traditional Lab Report
Claire Gordy and Joy Little
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Help Me Doctor with My "23 and Me" Results
Steven W. Gorsich
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Fastidious Engagement: Searching for Xylella fastidiosa in Leaf Samples during Botany Lab
Amy Jo Hammett, Paramita Basu, and Lindsey Haynes
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Evolution of Sustainable CUREs for a Required Biology Lab
Patricia L. Hartzell and Martina M. Ederer
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Demystifying the Scientific Literature: Five Strategies to Implement in Your STEM Classroom
Marshall Hayes
Kean University, Union, NJ

A Science Faculty Learning Community to Facilitate Adoption of Evidence-Based Teaching Practices
Lawrence Hobbie (1), Emily Kang (1), David Parkin (1), Jessica Santangelo (2), Melissa Van Alstine-Parris (1), Eugenia Villa-Cuesta (1), and Matthew Wright (1)
(1) Adelphi University, Garden City, NY and (2) Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Six Microbes That Changed the World: Developing 21st-Century Skills Through the Integration of Biology and History
Jean Huang and Robert Martello
Olin College, Needham, MA

Teaching Koch’s Postulates Hands-on in a Safe, Easy, and Fun Way with Plant Pathogens
Sara Klee and Timothy McNellis
Penn State University, University Park, PA

Improving Group Work by Developing a Climate of Psychological Safety Using the Check-in and Warm-Up
Laurieann Klockow
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Biosafety in the CURE age
Jonathan N. Lawson, Bridgette Kirkpatrick, and Donna M. Cain
Collin College, Plano, TX

Wikipedia as a Platform for Student Literature Research and Communication
Jonathan LeCureux
Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Using the Microbiology Concept Inventory to Assess and Improve Learning in a Large Microbiology Course
M. Julia Massimelli
University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Biology Talk: Designing Engaging Discussions for Online Learning Environments
Mary V. Mawn
SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Identification of Unknown Project Bacteria Using 16S rRNA Gene Analysis
Desiree Meyers
Wayne County Community College District, Detroit, MI

Icebreaker to Test Reflection – Using Student Interaction and Metacognition to Promote Student Success
Amy Miller
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Blue Ash, OH

Beyond Barcoding: Metabarcoding for Student Independent Research
Bruce Nash, Cornel Ghiban, and Dave Micklos
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Using Learning Outcomes to Enhance Student Engagement and Course Assessment
Emily Nowicki
Curry College, Milton, MA

This Abstract is About Re-thinking the Assignment
Morrine Omolo
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Teaching Immunology Through Board Game Design
Christopher Parker
Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX

Using the “Attitudes & Actions” Infographic to Engage Students in Metacognitive Reflection and Actions to Improve Learning Strategies
Iglika Pavlova and Meg Horton
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Enhanced Peer Learning in the Laboratory Using Oral Presentations
Margie Paz
University of Georgia, Griffin, GA

DNA Day: A Learning Experience for High School and Graduate Students
Rebecca M. Pollet, Christina N. Vallianatos, and Jacob L. Mueller
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Developing Tactile Teaching Tools to Increase Inclusivity in Science Learning
Melissa V. Ramirez, Felix Harris, Andrew Phillips, Tessa Lacara, Hannah Clark, and Claire L. Gordy
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bacteriophage Discovery Science for Education in Genomics, Molecular Biology, and Wet Bench Microbiology
Jolene Ramsey, Jesse Cahill, Mei Liu, Cory Maughmer, Heather Newkirk, Chandler O'Leary, James Hu, Ryland Young, and Jason Gill
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Set for Success: Building Habits of Mind, Scientific Thinking and Confidence in a STEM-H Bridge Course at a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Martina Rosenberg, Sushilla Knottenbelt, and Christine Smith
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Students and Technology, from a Non-Tech Savvy Professor
Mary Shawgo
Graceland University, Lamoni, IA

Assessing Scientific Communication Skills: A Guide to Teaching Undergraduate Biology Students How to Access, Read and Interpret, Analyze, and Effectively Summarize a Primary Research Article
Anne Spain
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

The Use of Discussion Boards to Increase Student Engagement and Student Learning
Rebecca Sparks-Thissen
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Incorporating Undergraduate Research Experiences in Biology Classroom
Mangala Tawde
Queensborough CC, Bayside, NY

A CURE: Identifying Ticks Infected with the Lyme Disease Pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi
Rebekah Taylor
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

The Development of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience For a Microbiology Laboratory; Lessons Learned and the Positive Impact on Student Learning
Heather Townsend
Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

Enrichment of the Microbiology Laboratory Culture
Thiru Vanniasinkam, Andrea Crampton, John Harper, and George John
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Experiences with the Indo-US Teaching Professorship Program: Tips and Tools for International Education
Catherine Vrentas
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Communication Ambassadors - An Australian Outreach Initiative for Early Career Scientists
Jack T.H. Wang (1,7), Cheryl J. Power (2,7), Charlene M. Kahler (4,7), Dena Lyras (3,7), Paul R. Young (1,6,7), Jonathan Iredell (5,7), and Roy Robins-Browne (2,7)
(1) The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (2) The University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, (3) Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, (4) The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, (5) The University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia, (6) The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (7) The Australian Society for Microbiology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The List: An Active Learning Assignment to Increase Student Comprehension of Microbial Diversity
John Scott Wilbur
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

How to Maximize STEM Learning in Microbiology Laboratory: Lesson in Bacterial Enumeration
Joni Ylostalo
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX

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Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions highlight the latest in educational resarch and are held on Saturday, July 28. Read the abstracts.

A-29: Agar Art as a Canvas for Discovery in the Microbiology Laboratory Classroom 
Sarah J. Adkins, Rachel K. Rock, and Jeff Morris
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

A-13: Implementation of an Entrepreneurial Minded Learning Activity in General Biology Classes 
Michelle Ammerman and Cheryl Samaniego
Kettering University, Flint, MI

B-24: Engagement in a Place-based Health Disparities CURE Increases Students’ Science Process Skills Development, Grit, and Intracommunity Collaborations 
Jennifer Apodaca, Yok-Fong Paat, Aimee Hernandez, and Jeffrey T. Olimpo
The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

B-8: The Interactive Platform BioBeyond did not Increase Student Learning in an Accelerated Online Setting 
Ana Maria Barral, Veronica Ardi-Pastores, Christopher Hendrickson, Rachel E. Simmons, and Huda Makhluf
National University, San Diego, CA

A-5: Active Engagement, Not Exposure Time, Accounts for Gains in Understanding in a Flipped Introductory Biology Course 
Mary Bass, Jennifer Cromley, and Benjamin Clegg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL

B-12: Active Learning and Online Interactive Assignments Improve Learning Outcomes When Introduced into the Curriculum of a Large Introductory Microbiology Course 
Daniel H. Buckley, Samuel E. Barnett, and Esther R. Angert
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

A-21: Assessment of a CURE-based Module for Protein Interactions 
Stefanie H. Chen and Carlos C. Goller
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

A-7: The Role of Team-Based Learning Environments in Closing Performance Gaps in a Large Introductory Biology Course 
Benjamin Clegg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL

B-16: The Effect of Case Study and Flipped Classroom Pedagogy, in a First-Year Cell Biology Class, on Self-Assessed Learning Gains and Class Performance. 
Sean T. Coleman
University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR

B-30: ENCOUR: Establishing a Network for the Integration of Ethics/RCR Education into CUREs in the Biological Sciences 
Laura Diaz-Martinez (1) Ginger R. Fisher (2), Jay M. Bhatt (1), David Esparza (1), Aimee Hernandez (1), and Jeffrey T. Olimpo (1)
(1) The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, (2) University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO

B-36: The BIOMAN Academy: A Multi-College Approach to Enlightening High School Students to the Field of Biotechnology and Careers in Bioscience 
Hetal Doshi (1), Cianna Cooper (2), Linda Rehfuss (2), and Margaret Bryans (1)
(1) Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, (2) Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

A-23: Bridging the Gaps: an Innovative and Integrated Undergraduate Fermentation Science Course 
Paul M. Duffin and Kyle Schnitzenbaumer
Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

A-1: Learning Strategies and Problem-Solving Performance in Microbiology 
Josephine Ebomoyi
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

B-10: Enhancing Introductory Biology Students’ Conceptual Understanding of and Attitudes Towards Osmosis and Diffusion through an Interactive Learning Module 
David Esparza (1), Sebastian Schormann (2), Anna Jones (2), Samiksha A. Raut (2), and Jeffrey T. Olimpo (1)
(1) The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, (2) University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

A-37: Making Evolution Stick: Evaluating the Use of Sticky Notes to Teach Evolution 
Sarah C. Fankhauser (1), Kathleen Grogan (2), Teresa Lee (3)
(1) Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA, (2) Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, (3) Emory University, Atlanta, GA

A-33: Teaching Scientific Communication in the 21st Century: Using Website Design as a Classroom Tool 
Dawn Foster-Hartnett, Patricia Goodman-Mamula, Timothy Johnson, Daniela Vidovic and Greta Henry
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

A-19: Survey of the Endemic Fungi of the Great Basin: Incorporating Original Research into an Undergraduate Microbiology Laboratory Experience 
Ruth Gault
University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

B-40: Incorporating Service-Learning into STEM 
Ruth Gault (1), Meghan Schiedel (2), Abbey Grimmer (1), and Stacey Muse (1)
(1) University of Nevada, Reno, NV, (2) Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Reno, NV

B-22: Easing Perceived Barriers to Course-Based Research Experiences: Impact of the PARE Project 
Elizabeth Genné-Bacon, Jessica Henry, and Carol Bascom-Slack
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

A-9: The Implementation and Assessment of a Learning Assistant Program in a High-Enrollment Microbiology Lecture Course 
Kimberly Gomez and Miriam Martin
University of California – Davis, Davis, CA

A-31: Art in the Microbiology Classroom: a Useful Tool to Motivate Students and Teach Complex Processes 
Patricia Goodman-Mamula, Lisa Bofencamp, Greta Henry, Dawn Foster-Hartnett
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

A-35: Bacterial Survivor: An Interactive Game That Combats Misconceptions About Antibiotic Resistance 
Brinda Govindan
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

B-34: Achieve Career Success in Science through Excellence (ACSScellence): Impacts of a Longitudinal, Research-Intensive Program on Students’ Development of Scientific Process Skills, Science Identity, and Attitudes in STEM 
Laura A. Diaz-Martinez and Jeffrey T. Olimpo
The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

A-15: Using Repetitive Summative Assessment to Increase Learning of Basic Calculations in an Introductory Biology Lab 
John H. Horne, Jr., Henry W. Woolley, Jerome J. Howard, and Wendy M. Schluchter
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

A-41: Infographics as a Student Assessment to Promote Skills in Utilizing Online Resources 
Narveen Jandu
Gannon University, Erie, PA

B-2: Study Habits That Set the Bar: Identifying Effective Study Methods of High Performing Students 
Leilani Jones, Kavi Tan, Tiffany Johnson, and Miriam Martin
University of California – Davis, Davis, CA

B-32: Impacts of the NSF STEM Scholars Program on Community College Student Success and Degree Completion 
Renu B. Kumar and Maire Sustacek
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN

B-20: The Effects of a Molecular Modeling Seminar on Visual-spatial Reasoning and Science Identity 
Maureen Leonard, Colleen Conway, and Laurel End
Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

B-26: The Benefits of Using Iterative Practices in a Microbial Biofilm Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience 
Caitlin Light, Megan Fegley, and Nancy Stamp
Binghamton University , Binghamton, NY

B-38: Health Sciences Microbiology Case Studies to Develop 21st Century Skills 
Lisa Loeffelholz
San Jacinto College, Houston, TX

A-27: The Student-Centered Classroom: Probiotics and the Human Microbiome 
Jennifer Lyles (1), and Monika Oli (2)
(1) Francis Marion University, Florence, SC, (2) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

B-6: Student Perspectives on the Efficacy of Anticipatory Activities and a New Bioinformatics App 
Tina Marcroft, Scott Kelley, and Chris Rasmussen
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

A-25: PUMA: Pipeline for Undergraduate Microbiome Analysis 
Jordan Moberg Parker, Keith Mitchell, Christopher Dao, Jiem Ronas, and Amanda Freise
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

A-17: Horizontal Infusion of Arctic/Polar Science Research into a Quantitative Methods in Ecology Course Results in Enhancement of Students’ Statistical Reasoning Abilities, Statistics Attitudes, and Scientific Process Skills 
Jeffrey T. Olimpo, Vanessa L. Lougheed and Craig E. Tweedie
The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

B-28: Metacognition and Critical Thinking Emerge as Key Goals in a Microbial Ecology CURE Lab 
Samantha T. Parks
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

B-18: Impact of a Semester with Three Design-and-Improve Lab Modules on Introductory Students’ Statistical Reasoning and Experimental Design Skills and Sense of Autonomy 
Iglika Pavlova
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

A-39: Analyzing the Impact of Service-Learning on Civic Engagement and Sustainable Practices in a Large Enrollment Non-Majors Biology Class 
Samiksha Raut, Daniel Mendoza, Sarah Adkins, and J. Jeffrey Morris
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

B-4: Managing Cognitive Load to Improve Student Performance 
Tracy Ruscetti, Erika Sweet, David McMillan, and Christelle Sabatier
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

A-11: Ready for Biology? Predicting Achievement in an Introductory College Biology Course 
Anupama Shanmuganathan
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

B-14: “Folding Space” for First Year Distance Education Students in a General Microbiology Course to Provide Relevance to a Diverse Cohort and an Experience on par with Being on Campus 
Thiru Vanniasinkam, John Harper, George John, Andrea Campton, and Thiru Vanniasinkam
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

A-3: Assessment of an Observational Study on Student Handwashing Behavior 
Lita Yu
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH

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Special Events and Networking

Learn more about these unique events at ASMCUE 2018.

HHMI Night at the Movies - Join us Saturday (July 28) for a sneak peek of HHMI's latest projects and a chance to hear from Dr. Jack Gilbert, the Director of the Microbiome Center and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago.

Dissemination Station Resources Fair Representatives from grant-funded programs and non-profit organizations to share materials with ASMCUE attendees on Friday (July 27)

JMBE Office Hours - Get feedback on your manuscript! Whether you have a draft in progress or simply an idea about work you’d like to publish, Editors from ASM’s Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) are available to answer questions and provide advice. 

New This Year: First-Time Attendee "Buddy" Program - Participants will have a chance to connect with a seasoned attendee to help navigate ASMCUE and their career. 

Networking Sessions - Connect with colleages from ASM courses and build collaborations at numerous networking sessions during the meeting.

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