2017 Program Materials

The CATALySES team welcomes you to our summer 2017 institute!

Action Research Proposals

Examples from past CPET participants can be found from the Bench to Bedside program

Action Research Proposal template (Word version)

*Lesson plan template (Version used in Bench to Bedside years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and all ICORE years)

*PDF versions: Lesson Plan Template UbD and Unit Plan Template UbD (from Understanding by Design – used in Bench to Bedside 2015)

*Word versions: Unit Plan Template UbD and Lesson Plan Template UbD

*CATALySES teachers may use the lesson plan format of their choice

Example Instruments and Research Methods (Just a few as starters.)

Kier et al 2014 The Development of the STEM Career Interest Survey

Liang et al 2006 Student Understanding of Science and Scientific Inquiry (SUSSI)- Revision and Further Validation of an Assessment Instrument

Wood et al 2010 Instruments for Assessing Interest in STEM Content and Careers

For general qualitative analysis, thematic analysis is a nice place to start.

Examples of CPET research in presentations and publications

Julie’s dissertation 🙂   Dissertation defense (presentation of dissertation to committee)

WhyTeachersReturn (presentation at ASTE – manuscript in progress)

Brown et al 2014 Translating Current Science into Materials for High School via a Scientist–Teacher Partnership

Potential reading resources for students

Biology Now (Norton publishing)


The Conversation (Dr. Natalie Dean’s piece)


Science in the Classroom (AAAS)


Meet the Menacing Microbes

The Dengue Dilemma

Pipetting by Design

Ebola (map and 31 cases version)

Ebola (HHMI version with 15 sequences)

Ebola (from the Broad Institute with instructions on using BLAST and Jalview to work with the sequences)

Ebola (from Science in the Classroom based on the Science article published on the sequence data of the outbreak – has lots of links to other resources)

Pathogenic Islands Curriculum — AKA Hunger Games, Pathogen Edition

Mouthful of Microbes 


Some additional things for the plant friends:

A plant phylogenetics module developed with a then graduate student (now postdoc) and the associated manuscript Bokor et al 2014 High School Students’ Learning and Perceptions of Phylogenetics of Flowering Plants

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus module developed for the HHMI funded ICORE project

Equipment Lockers

The list of materials we have. This will be updated in September to reflect new materials from CATALySES and remove items that are no longer supported by our current grant efforts.

How to request equipment lockers

Welcome information

2017 Participant Schedule

Welcome letter

CATALySES requirements and benefits

Best practice template (MS Word)

Conference Guest Guidelines (provided by UF Conference Services/Housing)

Vendor application form (needs to be faxed to Ryan at 352.392.2344 for stipend)

Opening ceremony map and directions (Emerging Pathogens Institute, Sunday, June 18 at 5pm)

On-campus housing information packet (what to pack and where you will be living for two weeks with directions to Hume Housing)

DHNet Guest Letter – Welcome Information Sheet (provided by UF Conference Services/Housing)

Here are some websites that may be useful to ready your computer/device to connect to the UF WiFi:

  1. This should take you through all the steps you’ll need in order to make sure your laptop meets the safety requirements set forth by UF: https://getonline.ufl.edu/
  2. Here are the steps listed out for the autoconfiguration above: https://kb.helpdesk.ufl.edu/FAQs/HowDoIConnectToTheUfWirelessSystem
  3. This document walks you through the process as well, but the prompts may only show up when you are physically connected on campus, not at home: https://training.it.ufl.edu/media/trainingitufledu/documents/Connecting-to-UF-Wi-Fi-Tutorial-.pdf

UF Help Desk number in case you need extra help: (352) 392-4357