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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate researchers in our lab often present their work at Michigan State's Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) that takes place every spring and other events. Below is a list of past presentations. 

2017

Woods, K. (2017) What is the nature of changes students make when revising a previously submitted model? Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Theisen, A. (2017). Decomposers in carbon and energy models. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Rose, H. (2017). Characteristics of student models that persist following elicitation on a high-stakes assessment. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.


2016

Rose, H., Trujillo, C.M., Usoro, E., & Long, T.M. (2016). Revealing students’ mental models of genetics concepts through drawings. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Distin, M, de Lima, J., Long, T., & Trujillo, C. (2016). Student reasoning about human evolution. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Julyk, N., Trujillo, C., & Long, T.M. (2016). Using drawings to characterize how students represent genetics concepts. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI. 


2015

Usoro, E.N. & Long, T.M. (2015). Examining Equivalence Between Models vs Narrative Assessments. Short Talk presented at Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), 5th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

McNamee, M. (2015). Are Point Values Associated with the Amount of Effort put Forth by Different Kinds of Student Learners? Poster presented at Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.


2014

Machniak, A. (2014). Student visualizations of variation in populations. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum.

Usoro, E. (2014). Understanding how students cognitively approach biological science through system models. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.


2013

Machniak, A. (2013). Student pre-conceptions of genetics concepts. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.  

Usoro, E. (2013). How students incorrectly relate biological concepts. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI. 

 


2012

George, A. (2012). Does point value affect students’ effort and achievement. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI. 

Makohon-Moore, S. (2012). Student trends in critical understanding of a multimedia model. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.  

Zdziarska, P. and Wagley, N. (2012). Model-based learning: investigating students’ understanding of biological systems. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.  


2011

George, A. (2011). What’s really important? Identification of important concepts by major and non-major life science students.  Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Gustafson, M. (2011). Context-based responses regarding origin of variation. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI. 

Jones, S. (2011). Making connections: Do students’ connections between key genetics concepts elucidate student understanding? Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI. 

Makohon-Moore, S. (2011). Does major influence structural complexity in students’ conceptual models? Michigan State University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.