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  1. page Catalytic Grant Program edited ... Conference participants are invited to apply for one of two catalytic grants of $5000 each, pr…
    Conference participants are invited to apply for one of two catalytic grants of $5000 each, provided byJane Reece, the family of Neil Campbell, and Pearson Education. The catalytic grants will support inter-college collaborations formed to devise innovations in general biology education. Each of the grants will fund one, highly-focused idea that might not be funded through departmental money or through other granting bodies. A catalytic grant could also form the basis for a subsequent, larger grant proposal to an agency such as NSF or HHMI. Catalytic grant funds must be used to support the participants’ collaboration.
    Application Process
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    The BLC Advisory Board will use the following criteria to make the awards:
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Wednesday, November 8

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    Keynote Speaker (to come)
    David Schimel
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    Dr. David Schimel is a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), at the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on carbon cycle dynamics and feedbacks, global climate models, and advanced data collection infrastructures for the study of the biosphere to support environmental decision-making.
    Schimel started out as a linguistics students who fell in love with science after he enrolled in an ecology course to prepare for backpacking trips. He went on to major in biology and later added a degree in mathematics. After two years at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole and a PhD in grasslands ecology at Colorado State University, Schimel joined the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Following that, he spent five years as a professor and director at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Germany. In 1995 he returned to NCAR as a senior scientist and then become Chief Science Officer and Principle Investigator of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). In 2012, Schimel joined JPL as a research scientist and group supervisor in carbon cycle and ecosystems.
    As the convening author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Schimel, along with others at IPCC and former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He has published over 150 papers in the ecological literature and authored a number of books, including //Climate and Ecosystems//, from the Princeton University Press’ series primer series on climate.

    Kimberly Tanner
    San Francisco State University
    Dr. Kimberly Tanner is
    Trained as a biochemist and a neuroscientist, Dr. Tanner is a founding member of the editorial board for CBE: Life Sciences Education and co-author of Approach to Biology Teaching and Learning series, which translates education research and pedagogical strategies into language accessible to undergraduate biology faculty.
    Dr. Tanner received the 2012 National Outstanding University Science Teacher of the Year award and she regularly serves on committees for the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Research Council, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
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Thursday, November 2

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    {spectacular.jpg} Brief But Spectacular
    Sprinkled throughout the meeting we'll enjoy lighting-round-style presentations from BLCers focused on innovations and investigations at their home campuses. A way to get a good sense of the range of solutions in play around the country.
    {SSG - Poster Board (Dbl. Sided) Blue Fabric 4 x 6-2 I.D. - (20).jpg}{posterboard.jpg} Poster Session
    All BLC participants are invited to present posters, featuring their own innovations, research, and projects in process. The poster session will be held on Saturday evening. All posters will be on display for the entire conference, giving you many opportunities to visit and learn during breaks. You can read last year's poster presenter’s abstracts here on this wiki site.
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