From broadening participation to increasing diversity and inclusion, MCB’s five most-viewed posts published in 2019 showcase our most read topics. Looking for ideas on how to improve your broader impacts? Read about Dr. Jewett’s BioBits kits. Interested in transitioning to a non-academic STEM career field? Dr. Cooper discusses how she ended up in university administration after a career as a researcher. New to NSF or interested in brushing up your reviewing skills? Read tips from MCB program directors on writing effective reviews.
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1. TEACHING CRISPR IN THE CLASSROOM: A NEW TOOL FOR TEACHERS
Dr. Jewett developed a new method of teaching CRISPR – a gene editing tool – using BioBits kits. (Published June 7)
2. OPPORTUNITY AND INTENTION: NEVER SAY NEVER
Dr. Adrienne Cooper’s transition from STEM student to researcher to university administrator. (Published April 19)
3. HBCU-UP EIR: WEBINAR ON WRITING COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS
MCB hosted a webinar on writing competitive proposals for faculty at HBCU institutions in March. (Published March 8)
4. BROADER IMPACTS — IF IT WORKS, KEEP DOING IT
Dr. Allyson O’Donnell’s broader impact activity – “near peer mentoring” – pairs high school students from under-represented minorities with undergraduates in her lab. (Published June 27)
5. TIPS FOR WRITING EFFECTIVE REVIEWS
MCB Program Directors provide their top five tips for writing useful and informative reviews. (Published February 20)