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Recruiting undergraduates with depression in active learning

Dear college science instructors,


We are biology education researchers from Arizona State University conducting a study to better understand the experiences of undergraduates with depression in active learning college science courses. Given that so many of our students struggle with mental health, we hope to ultimately create more inclusive science classrooms for these students. 


CLEAR Symposium Poster Abstract Deadline

Dear Colleagues,

The CLEAR symposium is a global symposium centered around chemistry laboratory research. This includes assessment, evaluation, development of teaching laboratories, etc.

The deadline for poster abstract submission is Thursday, April 11th, 2024. Be sure to get your abstract in at

For any queries or inquiries, contact me at 

Best regards,

Postdoc opportunity in STEM education research

We seek a post-doctoral fellow to join our team on an NSF-funded collaborative research project that aims to help students develop professional skills in their STEM classrooms by designing and implementing a scalable digital platform, SkillBuilder, based on existing ELIPSS skill rubrics ( The SkillBuilder web application will be used in classroom assessment efforts to provide students with actionable and scalable feedback on transferable skill development including critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and problem solving.

2026 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The recipient of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during an upcoming semester.

Nominations for the 2026 Cherry Award Open May 1, 2024.

Postdoc position available at Michigan State University, Department of Chemistry, Becker Group

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in the Becker Group at the Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University.

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year based on performance and the availability of funding. The beginning salary will be $56,484.00.

Duties and responsibilities:

VERSA @UC San Diego application is open!

We are entering the second year of our new REU program on STEM education research at UC San Diego led by Melinda Owens and myself (VERSA). Please share the following announcement with students who might be interested. Thank you!

Subject: VERSA @ UC San Diego application is open!