FREE Professional Development Opportunity: CUREs in Undergraduate Biology Courses

Midwest Regional BCEENET Recruitment and Training Workshop

October 27, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids Campus

BCEENET Workshop Flyer
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The Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network (BCEENET) coordination team is hosting a free professional development workshop at Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids Campus) on October 27, 2023 in the afternoon (beginning with lunch).

View the flyer and the BCEENET Fall Workshop Registration Form. Please join us if you’re interested in learning more.

The BCEENET is a national consortium of experts and educators that have developed four Course Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) using digitized natural history collections (dNHC) data from museums and herbaria worldwide and open source software applications to provide high quality undergraduate research opportunities that can be integrated into curriculum in a wide variety of biology courses to broaden participation in undergraduate research.

Originally developed from a NSF rapid grant, BCEENET has subsequently been funded as a research collaboration network and is in the first year of Improving Undergraduate STEM Education funding.

Please check out the descriptions of the BCEENET CUREs, and you can also see more about the BCEENET CUREs on QUBES. We are also embarking on an assessment project to examine the impacts of dNHC CUREs and to create a mentored conference experience for CURE students. Faculty who implement a BCEENET CURE will be invited to participate, supported by grant funding.


Kristen Genet
Department of Biology
Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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