Kristin Lewis, associate professional specialist, is among 13 biologists participating in the first yearlong Assessment Residency of the American Society for Microbiology/National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program. The scholars attended the Measuring Student Learning Initiative in Washington, D.C., in June. Lewis designs undergraduate courses to provide real-world research experience to students including preprofessional students in general biology laboratories.
The national Biology Scholars Program has involved more than 100 scholars who develop and distribute evidence&ndsp;based examples of biology education. The Assessment Residency, led by Carol Hurney of James Madison University, Janet Branchaw of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Jenny Knight of the University of Colorado, Boulder, provides an opportunity for scholars to increase their understanding and use of assessment tools and practices and data analysis.