Congratulations to Dr. Leo Shapiro, who will join the UMD Teaching & Learning Transformation Center's 2018 Elevate Fellows cohort!
Over the next year, Dr. Shapiro will work to implement innovative, research-based, student-centered teaching and learning strategies in Principles of Ecology & Evolution (BSCI160), a high-enrollment undergraduate course in the introductory biology series offered at UMD. The Elevate Fellowship includes $8,000 in funding and the opportunity to work with TLTC to re-imagine and re-design content delivery and test the effectiveness of the new approach at the end of the year.
Learn more about TLTC's Elevate Fellows Program here.
The Ruth Patrick Award is given to scientists who have made outstanding contributions towards solving environmental problems. The Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) has awarded Dr. Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland, College Park this distinguished honor in recognition for being a champion of solution-driven science for the protection of freshwaters. The award will be presented at the ASLO Summer Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia in June 2018.
Congratulations Dr. Palmer! Read the full press release here.
The gall wasp tree of life is overdue for a major overhaul. With the help of new genetic technologies and the hard work of Crystal Cooke (Dept. Entomology, University of Maryland), we have a better understanding of the relationships between gall wasp species and clades.