Biology Associate Professor Ty Hedrick and collaborators at Vanderbilt University recently had their article on hummingbird flight aerodynamics titled “Three-dimensional flow and lift characteristics of a hovering ruby-throated hummingbird” published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. LINK TO THE ARTICLE >> WIRED.COM PRESS COVERAGE AND ANIMATION >>
In a Raleigh “News & Observer” story entitled “10 NEW PLANTS IDENTIFIED FOR THE 21st CENTURY”, Biology Adjunct Assistant Professor and UNC Herbarium Director Alan Weakley describes the process of new plant discovery, description, and presentation by plant taxonomists in North Carolina. This story also provides brief information on ten new North Carolina plant species discovered since 2000. READ MORE >>
Thanks to the exiting 2013-14 BGSA Officers: President-Kayla Peck, Webmaster-Jes Coyle, Treasurer-Jenny Heppert, EEOB representatives-Kate Augustine, Antonio Serrato, and Fletcher Halliday, MCDB representatives-Kathryn Trogden and Rebecca Adikes, CEE liaison-Bianca Lopez, and GPSF representative-Lisa Jones.
Congratulations to the incoming 2014-15 BGSA Officers: President-Julia Samson, Vice President-Audrey Kelly, Treasurer-Rebecca Adikes, EEOB representatives-Kate Augustine and Justin Yeh, MCDB representatives-Carly Sacks and Leslie Kennedy, CEE liaison-Peter Wilfahrt, and GPSF representative-Kriti Sharma.
Biology lecturers Brian Rybarczyk and Blaire Steinwand were selected to present their research at the annual Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research Conference (SABER) on July 17-20 in Minneapolis, MN. The conference focuses on reforms in biology teaching and sharing research data about how students learn science. Their project created a way to analyze student’s critiques of journal articles and measured the extent of their science process skills. READ MORE >>