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Accolades continue for UCMP websites

The UCMP websites continue to rack up recognition and serve users around the world. Here's a taste of the latest website news:

  • Understanding Evolution has been recognized as a key teaching resource in a recent NAS publication, Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences: Summary of a Convocation that was organized by a committee under the aegis of the Board on Life Sciences of the National Research Council (NRC) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and held on October 25-26, 2011.
  • Understanding Evolution also received recognition as “Best of the Web” by the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News!  Read more here.
  • Understanding Science continues to gain popularity and now has international recognition with translations underway in Polish by the Center for Citizenship Education in Warsaw and in Swedish by the Center for Biosciences and Nutrition in Stockholm.
  • Of particular interest is the Arusha project spearheaded by UCMP Faculty Curator, Leslea Hlusko, in which 37 teachers in 18 schools participated in workshops  to talk through the scientific process, how they teach it in their classrooms, and also to translate the Understanding Science flowchart into Kiswahili.  Their goal is to make this Kiswahili version of the Understanding Science flowchart available to all schools in East Africa that may be interested in it.

The Arusha Project

The Understanding Science flowchart in Kiswahili