(SitC) is a collection of annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials designed to help students understand the structure and workings of professional scientific research.
Science in the Classroom is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. DUE-1043998 and Grant No. DUE-1224661. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
A team of Science Editors is working with an Advisory Board composed of leading scientists and science teachers to produce the materials found on this Web site. Advisory Board members help to select the papers we will work with and help to design the additional content. Science Editors are also in contact with the authors of each paper chosen for this project and work with them on a case by case basis. For feedback or further information contact the editors at email@example.com.
Dr. Melissa McCartney, Associate Editor at Science and Outreach Manager for Science in the Classroom, manages day to day operations, including communication with the Advisory Board, Independent Evaluator, and Web contractors, keeping abreast of relevant literature, and attending and presenting at relevant conferences. Dr. McCartney has been working for over four years on developing and executing educational projects at Science, including special issues on education, is the current project manager of the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) and Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction (IBI) awards, and has been managing and implementing "Science in the Classroom."
Dr. Pamela J. Hines, Senior Editor at Science, works with the Advisory Board to ensure the project remains aligned with the standards of Science. Dr. Hines brings extensive experience at assessing quality and interest of science research papers, and working to improve the research as well as the presentation. Her interactions with professional colleagues have resulted in a network of scientists and organizations that are interested in science education. She has led development of the education-related content at Science, including special issues, research content, the Education Forum, the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE), the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction (IBI), and the Science Controversies: Online Partnerships in Education (SCOPE) project.
Dr. Marcia McNutt is a geophysicist and Editor-in-Chief of Science. Before joining Science, she served as the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, president and chief executive officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and as the Griswold Professor of Geophysics at MIT. McNutt also served as president of the American Geophysical Union and as the chair of the Board of Governors for Joint Oceanographic Institutions. She is a fellow of AGU, the Geological Society of America, AAAS, and the International Association of Geodesy. McNutt's honors and awards include membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Science, provides "Science in the Classroom" with strategic oversight and linkage to leaders of science education efforts. Dr. Alberts has a longstanding interest and involvement in many different aspects of science education. He has been a leader worldwide in developing goals for science education and supporting productive change and innovation. His personal knowledge of the topic and his extensive professional network, grounded in service at the National Academies of Science, the University of California at San Francisco, and as U.S. Science Envoy, bring exceptional depth and breadth to "Science in the Classroom."
Fanny Bernardon, an intern at Science (Fall 2013), works on annotating research papers for Science in the Classroom and assists with website maintenance and social media visibility. She is an undergraduate student in her third year at University Paris Descartes (Paris, France). The interdisciplinary curriculum she is following at school includes mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, didactics, and the philosophy of science. Her main scientific interests are virology and bio-modelization including population dynamics and differential equations.
From January 2013 to present:
Bruce Alberts, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
Sheri Klug Boonstra, Director of the Mars Education Program, Arizona State University
Sally Hoskins, Professor of Biology, The City College of New York
Scott Freeman, Principal Lecturer, University of Washington
Sharon Lee-Bond, Associate Professor of Biology, Northampton Community College
Rebecca Price, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell
Roberta Tanner, High School Physics and Engineering teacher, Teacher Advisory Council of the National Academy of Science
Janice A. Hudgings, Vice President and Dean of the College, Pomona College
Ton de Jong, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, Netherlands
Richard Losick, Professor of Biology, Harvard College
Stephen P. Norris, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Scientific Literacy, University of Alberta
Barbara Schulz, Science Education Consultant, former Biology Teacher Leader
Barbara Shannon, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Synergy Kinetic Academy
Marietta Wright, Department of Biology, Waynesburg University
Robert H. Tai, of R. H. Tai Science Educational Research Consulting
Alan Cooper, The University of Adelaide
Andreas Brandmaire, Max Planck Institute
Ann Powell, University of California, Davis
Anne-Cecile Reymann, Institut de Recherches en Technologies et Sciences pour le Vivant (iRTSV)
Axel Visel, Lawrence Berkeley National Labroratory
Bert Vogelstein, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Brandon Schmandt, University of New Mexico
Carter Haines, University of Texas at Dallas
Catia Attanasio, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL
Charles R. M. Bangham, Imperial College London
Christoph Schmidt, University of Göttingen
Christopher Ellison, University of California Berkeley
Cristian Tomasetti, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
David Comer Kidd, The New School for Social Research
David Kingsley, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dongran Han, Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Doris Bachtrog, University of California Berkeley
Elçin Ünal, University of California Berkeley
Erin N. DiMaggio, Penn State University
Ethel M. Villalobos, University of Hawaii
Felix R. Fischer, University of California Berkeley
Fred Bunz, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Frederick C. MacKintosh, VU University Amsterdam
Gerd Kempermann, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden
H. James Tripp, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute
Jan Dumanski, Uppsala University
Jens P. Magnusson, Karolinska Institute
Jim Westwood, Virginia Tech
Joep J. H. Pijpers, Sun Catalytix
Jonathan Kurtis, Brown University
Jonathan F. Miller, Drexel University
Julia Freund, Max Planck Institute
Katherine G. Akers, The Hospital for Sick Children
Kate E. Langwig, Boston University and University of Califirnia Santa Cruz
Kaye Reed, Arizone State University
Kieren Mitchell, The University of Adelaide
Kimberly Prather, University of California San Diego
Laurent Blanchoin, Institut de Recherches en Technologies et Sciences pour le Vivant (iRTSV)
Lulu Xie, University of Rochester
Yao Lu, University College London
Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester
Malcolm Burrows, The University of Cambridge
Mark Raizen, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Nonlinear Dynamic
Markus Schmid, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Martin Chalfie, Columbia University
Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland
Matthew Kayser, The University of Pennsylvania
Michel Milinkovitch, Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution (LANE)
Mietje Germonpré, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Miltos Tsiantis, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Nicholas van der Elst, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University
Nikta Fakhri, MIT
Olaf Thalmann, University of Turku
Pardis Sabeti, Harvard University
Paul A. Rupar, The University of Alabama
Paul W. Frankland, The Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Reddien, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ray H. Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas
Raffaella Morganti, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Rebecca Moore, Google
Rebecca Lamason, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Richard Baer, Columbia University
Rose Cory, University of Michigan
Sean Wojcik, University of California, Irvine
Shaun Marcott, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Scott Tomlins, University of Michigan Medical School
Silvio O. Rizzoli, University of Göttingen Medical Center
Steve Ramirez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven D. Jacobsen, Northwestern University
Steven Y. Reece, Research Scientist at Sun Catalytix
Sven Pettersson, Nanyang Technological University
Thomas H. Kunz, Boston University
Thomas Ludwig, Columbia University
Thomas Spatzal, California Institute of Technology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Tongcang Li, Purdue University,
Vanessa Ridaura, Washington University in St. Louis
Vinatha Sreeramkumar, Department of Atherothrombosis, Imaging and Epidemiology, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid, Spain
Wenbiao Gan, New york University School of Medicine
Winifred Frick, University of California Santa Cruz
Xiaoyu "Rayne" Zheng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Yoel Stuart, University of Texas at Austin
Yohei Yamauchi, ETH Zurich
Adam Thomas, Naional Institutes of Health. Wrote content for One RING to rule them all and Arrested development: when cells make huge mistakes
Amaury Monmeyran, Universities Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Wrote content for How did dogs become our best friend?
Alyssa Chamberlain. Wrote content for Does bad luck cause cancer?
Barthélémy Caron, Universities Paris Descartes and Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Wrote content for How did dogs become our best friend?
Brett Robison, University of California Berkeley. Wrote content for Budding yeast cells turn back the clock and A golden fish reveals pigmentation loss in Europeans
Catherine Eisenhauer, Universities Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Wrote content for Overcrowding in neuronal synapses
Catherine Richardson, The New School for Social Research. Wrote content for A Point to Reading
Cécile Gaston, Universities Paris Descartes and Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Wrote content for How did dogs become our best friend?
Cristina Walcher-Chevillet, University of Washington. Wrote content for It's not easy being green tomatoes
Elaine Y. Guo, University of California San Diego. Wrote content for Sleep: no longer just for dreaming
Emily Mason, Vanderbilt University, Wrote content for ake more naps, become more attractive!
Greg Crowther, and his students Courtney Abrams, Shuvam Chaudhuri, Jennifer Dankoff, Elsha Eggink, Andrew Hinkle, Homma Khosroyani, Yu Lee, Keegan McElligott, Robert Miller, Birk Nielsen, Ji Park, Nikolas Pershing, Sonali Shukla, Katherine Sturtevant, Mizuki Suzuki, Kyle Vong and Yui Wong, University of Washington, Bothell. Wrote content for Shape shifters of the plant world and A shoot full of sugar helps the flowering begin
Hazel O'Connor, The University of Texas at Austin. Wrote content for Ebola outbreak traced to the funeral of traditional healer
Ian Winkelstern, University of Michigan. Wrote content for Human evolution likely encouraged by a dry climate
Ihab Boulas, Universities Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Wrote content for Overcrowding in neuronal synapses
Jean-Baptiste Caron, Universities Paris Descartes and Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Wrote content for How did dogs become our best friend?
Jessica Boehler, The George Washington University. Wrote content for Twist and Shout
Johanna Sandlund, Karolinska Institute. Wrote content for A New Diagnostic Strategy for Prostrate Cancer
Jole Fiorito, Columbia University. Wrote content for Mimicking a bundle of waste: Influenza A virus strategic attack
Marla Kay Perna, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Wrote content for The original GPS: how we remember what happened where
Maude Magali David, Stanford University. Wrote content for You are what you eat...or at least, your brain is.
Robert Pomeroy, University of California San Diego. Wrote content for Do Clouds Need Passports?
Robin Williamson. Wrote content for Does smoking make a man less of a man?
Sam Haugland, University of Michigan. Wrote content for Does Earth have a sixth ocean?
Sarah Moore, University of California San Diego. Wrote content for Do you remember being born?
Stacey Brydges, University of California San Diego. Wrote content for Do Clouds Need Passports?
Stephen N. Floor, University of California Berkeley. Wrote content for Black holes and galazies...having a blast together
Tessy Thomas, University of Maryland, College Park. Wrote content for Unidirectional growth...the road to designer micelles
Wylie Ahmed, Institut Curie. Wrote content for Cells mix things up by actively stirring their insides
Yana V. Miteva, Columbia University Medical Center. Wrote content for Getting to know your neighbors: Parasitic plants traffic RNA with their hosts
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