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August 15, 2017

Five items for Fall Semester 2017

Here are five topics on the minds of faculty as we gear up for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. What direction will you go with these issues?



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August 9, 2017

AAAS puts Science in the Classroom with primary literature

Education standards and frameworks are moving away from memorizing scientific content and toward engaging students with the nature & practices of science. Primary literature can be powerful tool for teaching with emphasis on real science, and AAAS Science in the Classroom can help make this happen.



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August 3, 2017

Help NASA collect 2017 Solar Eclipse data

The 2017 solar eclipse presents many opportunities for everyone to get involved in doing science before/during/after the eclipse. NASA has collected a number of citizen science programs at every level from the most basic observations to publishable research opportunities in partnership with NASA and university scientists.



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July 27, 2017

Results from Campus Technology’s 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey

Campus Technology asked faculty on their use of technology, likes and dislikes, views of the future and more. Read the survey results.



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July 25, 2017

CUR’s Code of ethics for undergraduate research

The CUR Code of Ethics for Undergraduate Research covers areas such as personal conduct of faculty members and students, organizational and institutional conduct, conflict of interest, and relationship of mentors and mentees



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July 19, 2017

Advocacy and Activism – what they mean, why they matter

Advocacy and activism… what are they, and can/should they be done by scientists? What are the impacts to the individual and to society? Items to reflect upon…



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July 17, 2017

Displaying global data with NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS)

A glowing six-foot diameter sphere suspended from the ceiling is part of a 3-D display system that illuminates animations of global environmental data, such as hurricanes, clouds, vegetation, and ocean currents



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July 15, 2017

Meet JPSS-1, NOAA/NASA’s polar orbiting satellite

Meet the NASA/NOAA newest satellite, the JPSS-1. Explore here, online, and then share what you’ve learned with others (part of their mission of a social media social)



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June 21, 2017

Meet the R/V Neil Armstrong

Meet WHOI’s newest ship, the R/V Neil Armstrong. Explore here, online, and then share what you’ve learned with others (part of their mission of a social media social)



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June 13, 2017

Don’t forget to comment on the Antiquities Act Monuments

Everyone will have their own reasons for wanting to protect these public lands, from political to personal. The key is to not keep your passion for these national monuments to yourself. Our opinions need to be heard in DC, and several organizations have created very simple electronic interfaces for us.



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