Monday July 23

9:00-9:20 Big Science at Small Colleges: Overview of Teagle grant goals/activities, brief participant introductions
Jodi Schwarz, Erica Crespi, and Lois Banta

9:20-9:40 Overview of the Columbia Genome Project
Lynn Caporale
Science Inquiry Initiatives (PowerPoint 6.1MB Jul23 07)

9:40-10:20 I3U's - What, why and how?
Susan Singer, Cathy Manduca
What is an I3U? (PowerPoint 1.2MB Jul23 07)

10:20-10:50 What do we mean by Genomics? Discussion and questions

10:50-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:15 Extremophiles and Spider Webs: Adventures in Genomics (PowerPoint 1.9MB Jul23 07)
Mark LeBlanc/Betsey Dyer (Wheaton College)


1:15-1:45 Massively Parallel Undergraduates for Microbial Genome Annotation and Functional Follow-up
Brad Goodner (Hiram College)
Hiram Genomics Initiative (PowerPoint 3.4MB Jul23 07)

1:45-2:30 Computational Resources for Teaching Bioinformatics (PowerPoint 7.4MB Jul23 07)
Marc Smith, Jodi Schwarz, Cristian Opazo (Vassar)

2:30-3:00 Undergraduate Genomics in a Research University Environment (PowerPoint 2.8MB Jul23 07)
Pilar Francino (UC Merced/JGI)

3:00-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-4:15 What are the challenges and strategies for teaching undergraduate genomics? Discussion

4:15-5:15 [link 'Big Results for Small Schools']
Keynote speaker: Malcolm Campbell (Davidson)
Excel spreadsheet for exploring correlation (Excel 33kB Jul24 07)
Excel spreadsheet for exploring dot plots (Excel 1.8MB Jul24 07)
5:30-8:00 Cocktail hour/dinner

7:30 Keynote speaker: Ismail Kola (Schering-Plough)

Tuesday, July 24

8:30-9:00 What are the levels of genomics that we want to incorporate into our classes and curriculum? Discussion

9:00-10:30 Pedagogy and Assessment Strategies (PowerPoint 6.3MB Jun5 08)
Susan Singer, Ross Nehm, and Cathy Manduca
Pedagogy and Assessment Resources
Assessing Student Learning (PowerPoint 621kB Jul23 07)
10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Discussion of existing genomics activities
Discussion Questions (Microsoft Word 27kB Jul23 07)
12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 A National Experiment in Undergraduate Genomics (PowerPoint 125kB Jul24 07)
Tuajuanda Jordan (HHMI)

1:30-2:45 Breakout groups: Developing an I3U:Goals, Context, Assessments, Inquiry Based Activities
Assignment for Working Groups (Microsoft Word 25kB Jul23 07)

2:45-3:00 Coffee break

3:00-3:45 Report out

3:45-5:00 Finishing the I3U

  • Genomic word composition applications of dynamic programming
  • Microarray analysis of metabolism in Drosophila
  • Community-level microbial diversity in soil
  • Neurogliomics: A novel analysis of the Evolution of the Neuron/Glia Partnership
5:00 Walk over to Olmsted and grab a beer/appetizer

5:30 Report backs from breakout groups

6:30 BBQ at Olmsted Hall Shakespeare Garden

7:30-8:30 Keynote speaker: Daniel Ingber (Applied Biosystems) A glimpse at genomics in the work environment, or 'How I learned to talk with scientists'

Wednesday, July 25

9:00-10:30 Summary/Wrap up Anticipation of specific funding needs for individual proposals
Evaluation of workshop
Where do we go next? I3U proposal process and future workshops

10:30 Van to Columbia Genome Center

12:30-1:30 Lunch (box lunch at Columbia)
Application of New DNA Sequencing Technologies for the Study of Epigenetic Abnormalities in Breast Cancer (PowerPoint 14.1MB Jul14 08)
John Edwards

1:30-3:30 Tour Columbia Genome Sequencing and Chemical Biology Lab (John Edwards, tour leader) and Molecular Libraries Screening Network Lab (Lars Branden, tour leader)

3:30 Depart for airport or return to Vassar