2019 Program Materials

The CATALySES team welcomes you to our summer 2019 institute!

Action Proposals

Action Proposal guidelines

Lesson Plan Format

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.

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


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 and program logistics

2019 Participant Information

CATALySES 2019 requirements and benefits

Compensation information

Conference Guest Guidelines

DHNet Guest Letter – Welcome Information Sheet

Welcome CATALySES 2019!

On-campus housing information packet

Welcome Ceremony Info

Welcome Packet

2019 Participant Schedule

Plants get sick too! schedule