EVE 225: LINEAR MIXED MODELS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION
I can also teach this course in an intensive 5-7 day ‘boot-camp’ workshop format (and have many times!) so if you are interested in me teaching this at your institute, get in touch!
OUTREACH AND PROMOTING WOMEN IN SCIENCE
The Amazon Warrior team is passionate about promoting women and other under-represented groups in science and in translating the knowledge we gain through our research to the general public. We’re currently developing a new Couse-based Undergraduate Research Experience at Davis where students will have the opportunity to work with real behavioral data we collect on our mollies to ask questions about why and how their behavior changes over time. A major goal of this course is also to highlight transparent and rigorous data management practices.
TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY WITH STICKLEBACKS
As a NSF-GK12 Fellow during her PhD, Kate developed and instructed hands-on, novel curricula for local high school students in Illinois (at Danville High School, IL) on a weekly basis for an entire school year. Kate tied each lesson be it on development, physiology or ecology back to stickleback biology and behavior which helped the students become experts in this animal. By the end of the year, the students were able to use this knowledge to design experiments to test the effects of environmental stressors on stickleback behavior. The hands-on and small group exercises had no pre-set outcome and so the students were able to get first-hand experience with the scientific method. The Amazon Warrior team is looking to develop a similar long-term outreach partnership with a local high school – get in touch if you’re a teacher and interested in collaborating with us!