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1 Uncorking Microbrews! Hosted by Jennifer Herzog, Herkimer County Community College The webinar will start promptly at 2:00 PM EST Enable your speakers: -click on the dropdown arrow next to the speaker icon (top of screen) -click “Unmute my speakers” and your speaker icon should turn green -adjust the presentation volume by clicking on the dropdown arrow next to the speaker icon and clicking “Adjust speaker volume” You will be able to communicate with Jen and the other participants by typing in the chat box in the lower right-hand side of the screen Use the “Raise your hand” button at the top of the page and click the dropdown to agree or disagree during various points in the presentation Warm-up Assignment: While we are waiting for everyone to join, please visit the links in the “While You are Waiting” box! Click a link title, then click “Browse To.” For technical issues, please contact Lyndsey Van Druff or 202-942-9322

2 ASMCUE May 16-19, 2013 The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center Englewood, Colorado Kelly A. Gull Manager, Faculty Programs American Society for Microbiology Introduction to ASMCUE

3 ASMCUE 2013 Steering Committee Local Organizer Aimee Bernard University of Colorado, Denver Denver, CO Local Organizer Timberley Roane University of Colorado, Denver Denver, CO Chair Todd Primm Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX Vice Chair Mary Mawn Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY Abstract Review Chair Robyn Puffenbarger Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA Microbrew Review Chair Jennifer Herzog Herkimer County Community College Herkimer, NY

4 ASM Leadership and Staff Coordinator, Faculty Programs Michelle Slone ASM Washington, DC Chair, ASM Education Board Neil Baker Ohio State University (retired) Ocean City, MD Chair, ASM Committee on Undergraduate Education Sue Merkel Cornell University Ithaca, NY Director, ASM Education Department Amy Chang ASM Washington, DC Manager, Faculty Programs Kelly Gull ASM Washington, DC

5 ASMCUE Program “Blending Science and Education”  Plenary Lectures  Science Sessions  Pedagogy Sessions  Resource Sessions  New! Assessment Tools Sessions  Microbrew Symposia  Poster Session  Topical Meal Sessions  Exhibit Program

6 Who Attends ASMCUE? ASMCUE 2012 – 336 attendees  45-50% First-time attendees  40% Masters and doctoral institutions  35% Undergraduate institutions  25% Community colleges  6% International  50% Teaching > 10 years  87% ASM members  20% ASM General Meeting attendance

7 Who/What Do Participants Teach? Students 75% Biology 55% Nursing 25% Non-majors biology 15% Microbiology 15% Doctoral/medical microbiology Courses 52% Introductory microbiology 66% Introductory biology 43% Upper division microbiology/biology 13% Human anatomy and physiology

8 Promoting Scholarship Poster Presentations  Microbiology & biology education research  Demonstration of a scientific problem (hypothesis and/or statement of problem, methods used, results and conclusion)  Assessment of student learning required  Abstracts published in Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 34 presentations in 2012 Microbrew Sessions  Best practices/favorite laboratory or classroom activity  No assessment required  15-minute “chalk talk” oral presentation 42 presentations in 2012

9 Location A - Denver International Airport (DEN) B – The Inverness Hotel and Conference Ctr C - Colorado Convention Center A  B ~30 miles B  C ~17 miles

10 Fees & asm2013 ASMCUE Early Reg Fees: $699 ASM Member; $799 Non-member Hotel: $110 per night plus tax; attendees can stay on through asm 2013 Transportation to downtown Denver: complimentary hotel shuttle to light rail; Dry Creek Station – 40 min to Convention Center stop; $8.00 round trip Saturday evening: “Field Trip” to asm2013 Opening Session and Reception; Transportation provided; New! $20 Fee (211 attendees in 2012) Sunday at asm2013: One-day complimentary registration May 19th only; Transportation not provided (174 attendees in 2012)

11 ASMCUE 2013 Timeline January 1, 2013 Conference Registration Opens February 1, 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline February 8, 2013 Travel Award Submission Deadline February 15, 2013 Microbrew Abstract Submission Deadline March 15, 2013 Early-Bird Registration Deadline April 12, 2013 Conference Registration Closed May 16-19, 2013 ASMCUE May 18-21, 2013 ASM General Meeting

12 How many of you think using fun technology is a good way to jump start your audience? (I hope it worked…) Happy New Year! Uncorking Microbrews! Hosted by Jennifer Herzog, Herkimer County Community College

13 Today I’m going to be reviewing an ASMCUE session called Uncorking Microbrews Even though you have no live microphone, please post comments in the chat box and I will respond to you all at breakpoints. Let’s start by taking a poll! How many of you have attended a Microbrew session before?

14 What is a Microbrew?Microbrew

15 Important Points:  Oral sessions are limited to 15 minutes  Assessment and data analysis are not required  PowerPoints and other technology are discouraged (think: “chalk talks”!)

16 Making an Abstract Connection ASM Curriculum Guidelines AAM FAQ Series

17 MERKEL, S.. The Development of Curricular Guidelines for Introductory Microbiology that Focus on Understanding. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, North America, 13, feb. 2012. Available at:. Date accessed: 10 Jan. 2013

18 Writing A Microbrew Abstract Step 1: Select your topic  Choices are wide open  Think about authentic classroom/lab/out of class activities  Presentations on products for purchase are NOT acceptable Step 2: Create your abstract  Go to the ASMCUE website to submit onlinesubmit online


20 Let’s See an Example! Student-Created Microbiology Lab Exercises from Primary Source Literature – A Laboratory Activity N.T. Barden. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA. In an upper division microbiology course (Advanced Microbiology) students perform various laboratory exercises beyond those typically found in introductory microbiology level courses. The exercises for these upper division students come from a variety of sources ranging from commercial laboratory manuals, the instructor’s research interests, ASM’s Microbe Library, and primary literature sources. For the most part, students perform the laboratory exercises as directed, collect the data, and submit lab reports without ever thinking about or questioning the origins of the exercises. Prompted by a genuine question from a student of “where do you get these exercises?”, the class was challenged to create suitable lab exercises using primary literature sources from ASM journals. Students were assigned to work in teams of 3 or 4 and were directed to select a research article from the list provided or were given the choice to find their own article of interest. The activity had them prepare an appropriate lab exercise based on the primary source article complete with an introduction, a section of materials and methods, the specific lab instructions that the class must follow, data collection, and interpretation of the results. So far, students have created and led successful lab exercises for the isolation of Chromobacterium species from soil and the characterization of their violacein pigment, the isolation of Thermus aquaticus from domestic and commercial hot water sources, and the inhibition of swarming on various culture media by Proteus vulgaris. Currently under development by this year’s class are exercises on E. coli chemotaxis, the use of a 96-well plate and plate reader to perform an antibiotic assay, and the use of cold shock to release periplasmic enzymes from Gram-negative bacteria. Examples of the student created lab exercises will be provided. Core Concepts: Structure, Impact of microorganisms

21 Evaluation of Abstracts  Performed by the Microbrew Abstract Review Committee  The following rubric is used for evaluation: CRITERIA High…...Medium……Low 54321 Structure The submission is clear, well-written and organized. Relevancy Applicant has demonstrated how their work can enhance student learning outcomes. Originality Applicant has demonstrated original/creative thought in their submission. TOTAL RATING: _____________ RECOMMENDATION: ________ Accepted________ Not Accepted ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

22 Important Points  You will receive abstract dispositions BEFORE the registration deadline for ASMCUE.  You may be given the chance to revise and resubmit your abstract if the reviewers think the idea is interesting but needs clarifying.

23 Presenting a Microbrew  Sessions are moderated by facilitators  15 minutes (12 presenting + 3 for Q&A)  Handouts encouraged – Authors provide  Don’t rely on technology – no PowerPoints  Interaction with the audience is encouraged  Chalk talks!!

24 Final Exam Time!

25 Any Questions?

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