C-MORE EDventures was venture capital for educational activities. All C-MORE personnel were encouraged to propose projects that address C-MORE’s education goals. Preference was given to projects that bridge research and education; based at C-MORE partner institutions; written by graduate students or post-doctoral scholars; foster partnerships; addressed C-MORE’s diversity goals; and were innovative and may lead to external funding (“proof-of-concept”).
These ARB workshop materials were designed for a 2-day workshop entitled “Analysis of microbial sequence data using ARB”; these workshops were held in July (WHOI) and August (UH Manoa) 2009 to provide participants with the skills necessary to perform phylogenetic analyses on nucleotide sequences from microorganisms. The materials include a course syllabus, lectures, and a set of tutorials with a practice dataset used during the course. The materials focus on the use of the software programs Sequencher, a program for viewing and editing raw sequence data and ARB, a program for sequence data management, alignments and phylogenetic analyses.
Whyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, and have fun while learning about marine microbes. Kids can collect and trade microbe cards, and play a game to emphasize the amazing diversity of marine microbes, and the adaptations they have for survival in the ocean. And you can work with scientitists on the next Algal bloom.
Science Buzz is a community of people who care about science and society. Interested in discoveries about the tiniest ocean creatures? The BiG RAPA expedition off Chile? The problem of plastic marine debris? A teacher’s experience aboard a C-MORE research ship? These and more are found at MicroScribe’s posts on Science Buzz! Teachers can use Science Buzz as a resource in education and scientists can use Science Buzz as a way to bridge the scientific community and the public.