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Traveling Through Time and Space: The CIRTL-Exchange Journey Emily Weigel

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1 Traveling Through Time and Space: The CIRTL-Exchange Journey Emily Weigel (weigelem@msu.edu)

2 Practice Free & Open Science!

3 Highlights of the Visit March 5-7 (Wed.-Fri.) Meeting with Ed and Biology Researchers (groups and 1-on-1) Observing several courses Talks TAR Project (Bio Ed Research Group) Discipline Research (EDGE -Enthusiasts of Diversity, Genetics, and Evolution Seminar)

4 How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of evolution? Emily Weigel Michigan State University weigelem@msu.edu

5 Temporal Patterns in Sexual Selection in Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Emily Weigel Michigan State University weigelem@msu.edu

6 Benefits of FAST-Like Programs Communicate across disciplines Strengthen research skills and teaching Learn “Unwritten Rules” Across and Between Fields Within Academia Network within your university Demonstrate commitment to teaching well

7 Benefits of CIRTL Exchange Broaden your professional network “Low stakes” practice for job market Strengthen interviewing skills Could lead to other positions/work Critical for those immediately entering the job market Insight into how other universities work Express your commitment to academia

8 Prep Tips Decide and make contact early Practice Vary your audience Have handouts for trusted folks to note errors, language, etc. Record it Know what visits look like Accept differences in the two talks

9 Acknowledgements: Boughman Lab Members BEACON Sexual Signaling Group Louise Mead and Terri McElhinny FAST and CIRTL Funding Sources: BEACON EEBB Program, FAST, Zoology at MSU


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