In this article, a student remembers a phenomenal educator, researcher and mentor from her undergraduate days, who inspired generations of students. The author portrays the strong personality of this leader and her lesser-known softer side.
Looking for interesting analogies to explain complex biological concepts to your undergraduate students? Rachana Acharya, an Assistant Professor at Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai, shares some of them in this article.
What happens when an assignment for undergraduates combines learning with creativity and humour? Aniruddha Datta Roy, a faculty from the School of Biological Sciences at National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, designed such an assignment for his students. He shares his experience in this article.
Students of science tend to learn about scientific breakthroughs through textbooks and scientific journals, with a focus on the end result – the main discovery. But most of the research work underlying a discovery begins with a hypothesis – a key element of the scientific process that is often neglected in a classroom. So what is a hypothesis and how to frame one? This article shares some key points.
This article was first published by Editage Insights, Cactus Communications.
Experiments and practical lab work, considered indispensable for training in biology, came to a standstill when educational institutions and laboratories shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, researcher and educator Lakshmy Ramakrishnan describes how Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, could offer students exposure akin to lab work, even looking beyond the pandemic.