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January 2020

Undergraduate Research ramps up in the Long Lab
Devin and Hunter are busy preparing for the The 22nd Annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) at MSU which will take place in March 2020. 


December 2019

Seth and Beth conquer the Corteva- PBGB-NRT IMPACTS Symposium
Seth and Beth co-taught a genomics workshop with their co-NRT-IMPACTS trainees, for the Corteva- PBGB-NRT IMPACTS Symposium, held on December 12-13th. 
Beth also presented her research using machine learning to predict achievement groups at the Corteva- PBGB-NRT IMPACTS Symposium poster session. 


October 2019

The Long Lab gets a makeover!
The Long Lab physical space got a long awaited makeover. We now have a big fancy table top (that will make sorting data so much easier) and lovely matching kitchen cabinets!


September 2019

Joelyn continues her travels - presents at EERA in Hamburg, Germany
Joelyn attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) and the Emerging Researchers Conference  organised by the European Educational Research Association in Hamburg, Germany. She presented a short talk at the ECER conference. 

Josh Marwede joined the Long Lab! 
The Long lab welcomed one more undergraduate researcher this month. Josh Marwede, is a freshman at Michigan State University’s College of Lyman Briggs pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology. He will get his feet wet with transcription of student data, while he is pondering his research interests. 
Welcome, Josh!

Tammy and Jyothi attend the NRT Annual Meeting at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois.


August 2019

Welcome back Seth - the Long Lab grows again!
We now have a new (old) member in the Long Lab. Seth Hunt officially joined the department of Plant Biology and our lab as a graduate student! Seth comes back to us from the University of Delaware where he was a preceptor. 
All the very best, Seth!
Joelyn explores Bologna, Italy - and presents at ESERA
Joelyn attended and presented a short talk at her first European conference. The European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) 2019 conference was held in Bologna, Italy. In addition to having a lot of amazing conversations, she also got to have a lot of amazing cheese. 


July 2019

Long Lab contingent at SABER 2019
The Long Lab had a strong presence at the annual Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) conference, held in Minneapolis, MN. Tammy, Jyothi, Beth, and Seth presented their research and got valuable feedback. Tammy and Jyothi also conducted a workshop. It was also nice to catch up with friends and colleagues from far and near

Joelyn manages to stay awake through the GRS UBER and the GRC UBER!
This was no mean task since a normal day at the Gordon Research Conference/Seminars starts at 7AM and goes on till almost 11PM! She was awake enough to present at both the Seminar and the Conference. The Gordon Research Conference in Undergraduate Biology Education Research and the Gordon Research Seminar with the same name were held in Bates College, Maine this year. 

Caleb is now a professor - happy/sad news from the Long Lab 
Our Post-doc, Caleb Trujilo, has left beautiful Lansing (and us) and had moved to meh Seattle. He is now a fancy associate professor in data visualization and data analysis at the University of Washington Bothell. While we miss him a lot, we are so thrilled about his new adventure.
All the very best, Caleb! 


May 2019

Beth Gettings successfully defended her dissertation proposal!
By doing so she completed her second (and final) round of comprehensive exams. She is now officially a Ph. D. candidate. 
Congratulations, Beth!

Joelyn gets a Certification in College Teaching
After working on her teaching portfolio for the last couple of years, Joelyn finally got her Certification in College Teaching from the Graduate School at MSU. 
Congratulations, Joelyn!


April 2019

Devin and Hunter presented at UURAF 
They analyzed an exam given in an introductory biology course and measured students’ consistency of core genetics concepts.  They found that students are often inconsistent in their ability to represent their understanding of concepts across multiple items.


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