Her work: "I do writing and content development for outreach projects at the museum. So that means a lot of science writing — mostly for the Understanding Evolution website, but also for the main UCMP site, and for our newest project, Understanding Science."
Her background: Anna has a masters degree in Integrative Biology and a Ph.D. in Science Education, both from UC Berkeley. As she puts it, "I started working for UCMP as a grad student and haven't been able to quit the habit."
Her favorite thing about her work: "I get to learn about new scientific research every day and talk to the scientists who are doing that work. Plus, I feel like I'm doing something important to promote science literacy."
- MacDonald, T., and A. Thanukos. 2023. Natural History Mystery: Immersing families in a problem-solving game using natural history exhibits. Journal of STEM Outreach. 6(1): 1-13. Read it
- Arlidge, S. M., A. Thankos and J.R. Bean. 2017. Using the Understanding Science flowchart to illustrate and bring students' science stories to life. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 98:211-216. Read it
- Graves Jr, J.L., C. Reiber, A. Thanukos, M. Hurtado, and T. Wolpaw. 2016. Evolutionary science as a method to facilitate higher level thinking and reasoning in medical training. Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health. 2016(1): 358-368. Read it
- Price, R.M., T.C. Andrews, T.L. McElhinny, L.S. Mead, J.K. Abraham, A. Thanukos, and K.E. Perez. 2014. The Genetic Drift Inventory: a tool for measuring what advanced undergraduates have mastered about genetic drift. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 13(1):65-75. Read it
- Thanukos, A. and J. Scotchmoor. 2012. Making connections: evolution and the nature and process of science. Pp. 410-427 in K.S. Rosengren, S.K. Brem, E.M. Evans, and G.M. Sinatra (eds.), Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York.
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