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About This Project

 

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(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. 

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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 scienceeducation@aaas.org.

 

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Advisory Board Members

Independent Evaluator 

Authors

Contributors

Artists

Web Design

 

 

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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."

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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. 

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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. 

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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."

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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.

 

Michael Crabtree, an editorial intern at Science (Fall 2014), works on annotating research papers for Science in the Classroom, in addition to updating and maintaining the website. Michael is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), where he studies the role of residual structure in intrinsically disordered proteins. Before moving into his current field of biophysics, Michael developed a broad scientific background, attaining his undergraduate degree in Medical Science at the University of Birmingham, before achieving his Masters in Drug Discovery at King’s College London.
 
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Science in the Classroom Advisory Board Members

 

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 

 

Emeritus

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

 

 


Independent Evaluator: 

 

Robert H. Tai, of R. H. Tai Science Educational Research Consulting

 


Authors: 

 

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

Dimas Oteyza

Dongran Han, Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Doris Bachtrog, University of California Berkeley

Elçin ÜnalUniversity 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 SchmidMax 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 

 

 


 

Contributors:

 

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?

Archana Gopalakrishnan, Rutgers University. Wrote content for Inflammation: the first responders need help.

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

Desiree Stanley, University of California San Francisco.  Wrote content for Cracking the Armor 

Elaine Y. Guo, University of California San Diego.  Wrote content for Sleep: no longer just for dreaming

Erin Elisabeth Cunningham, University of Maryland. Wrote content for Western U.S. on the rise

Ewen Corre, Universities Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity.  Wrote content for Overcrowding in neuronal synapses   

Emily Mason, Vanderbilt University, Wrote content for ake more naps, become more attractive!

Fanny Bernardon, University Paris Descartes.  Wrote content for Lemmings:  They're What's for Dinner and How Dynamic is your Virus?

Fred Wasserman, Boston University. Wrote content for There's a New Kid in Town

Gillian R. Siegal, Rockefeller University.  Wrote content for What the Pelvis Can Teach Us About Evolution

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 

Hilary Barker, University of Wisconsin- Madison.  Wrote content for Seeing the forest for the trees

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?

Jennifer Susan Stancill, Vanderbilt University.  Wrote content for Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? and Lighting up life

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

John Huang, The George Washington University.  Wrote content for Mosquitoes be gone!

John A. Means, University of Rio Grande.  Wrote content for The Art of DNA

Jole Fiorito, Columbia University.  Wrote content foMimicking a bundle of waste: Influenza A virus strategic attack 

Katherine Woronowicz, University of California San Francisco.  Wrote content for Can DNA enhance your look? and What can invertebrates tell us about back pain?

Kelly Resmer, Mt. Saint Vincent University.  Wrote content for Chemical Reactions Up Close.  

 

Kenton Hokanson, University of California San Francisco.  Wrote content for Deep Clean Your Brain in One Easy Step! and You are what you eat...at least, your brain is.

Leila Duman, University of Maryland (Sita Research Group). Wrote content for Crystal Clear. 

Matthew J Ruppel, University of Californai San Diego.  Wrote content for Do Clouds Need Passports?

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.

Nicholas van der Elst, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University.  Wrote content for Quake, Rattle, and Roll 

Oya Cingöz, Columbia University.  Wrote content for The Bee, the Mite, and the Virus

Patricia Weisensee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wrote content for Say goodbye to stains

Parmit Singh, National Institutes of Health.  Wrote content for Jumping Genes! and Stop! Codon time! 

Pierre Nauleau, Columbia University. Wrote content for Light as a feather, strong as an ox

Rachel Hood, University of California at Berkeley.  Wrote content for Are Gut microbes controlling your weight?

Ralitsa Petrova, Columbia University.  Wrote content for A stroke of genesis in the brain
 
Rebecca Dyer , Cornell University. Wrote content for If you're happy do you show it?

Rebecca M. Price, University of Washington Bothell.  Wrote content for Gearing up to Jump

Rich Fiorella, University of Michigan.  Wrote content for How unique are today's temperatures?

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?

Samantha Knoll, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Wrote content for Fussing with fillaments 

Sara Nason, University of Michigan. Wrote content for Midnight Sun: contributing to global warming?

Sarah Moore, University of California San Diego.  Wrote content for Do you remember being born?

Shazzad Hossain Mukit, Universities Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity.  Wrote content for Overcrowding in neuronal synapses  

Stacey Brydges, University of California San Diego.  Wrote content for Do Clouds Need Passports?  

Stephanie Redmond, University of California San Francisco.  Wrote content for New Neurons Stand Out From the Crowd 

Stephen N. Floor, University of California Berkeley.  Wrote content for Black holes and galazies...having a blast together 

Swagata Basu, National Institutes of Health.  Wrote content for Implanting False Memories   

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

 

 


Contributing Artists:

 

Logo Design by Nayomi Kevitiyagala

Portal Icons Design by Garvin Grullon

 

Web design by Isovera

 


Additional Editorial review by Joi Granger, Rachel Walther, Jennifer Levin, and Laura Zahn