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IRACDA 2024: Maximizing Impact through Research and Teaching


Sunday June 23, 2024

2:00-8:00pm Registration
5:00-6:00pm Opening reception
6:00-7:30pm Welcome and Opening banquet
7:30-8:30pm Keynote: Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom, Kelly Hogan, Ph.D. (Duke University)


Monday June 24, 2024

8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:15-10:45am CURE Workshop CUREious: An Introduction to Course-based Undergraduate Research, Lisa Corwin, Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder)
11:00-12:30pm Breakouts I
  The relationship between mental health and learning, Katelyn Cooper, Ph.D. (Arizona State University)
  The Intentional Mentor: Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students, Julio Ramirez, Ph.D. (Davidson College)
  Implementing and Creating Case Studies, Carlos Goller, Ph.D. (NCState) and Sabrina Robertson, Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)
  For program coordinators: Best Practices for IRACDA Program Coordinators, Lisa Schwiebert, PhD (ret. University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Andrea Morris, Ph.D. (Rockefeller University)
12:30-1:30pm Networking Lunch
Lunch meeting for Program Directors

Lunch meeting for Program Administrators

1:30-2:30pm Plenary I: Ungrading for Equity, Jesse Stommel, Ph.D. (University of Denver)
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4:15pm Breakouts II
HHMI SEA-PHAGES: A Broadly Implementable National CURE, Jackie Washington, Ph.D. (Empire State University)
microPublication Biology: An introduction to publishing and teaching with a small-format, peer-reviewed journal, Lina Dahlberg, Ph.D. (Western Washington University)
Failing (in order) to Succeed: Helping STEM students to approach challenges, cope with failures, and develop resilience, Lisa Corwin, Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Using Backward Design to Find Time for Active Learning, Kessler McCoy-Simandle, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)
4:15-4:30pm Break
4:30-6:30pm Poster Sessions
7:00- Dine-abouts


Tuesday June 25, 2024

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:45-10:45am Breakouts III
HHMI: Exploring the Central Dogma Through Advances in Genetic Medicine Using BioInteractive Resources, Rebecca Orr, Ph.D. (Collin College)
Effectively Navigating Challenging Conversations, Melissa Segal, LCSW (InterHuman Solutions)
What’s the Difference? Research vs Teaching Faculty Applications, Lisa Schwiebert, PhD (ret. University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Andrea Morris, Ph.D. (Rockefeller University)
11:00-12:00pm Plenary II: Undergraduate Student Mental Health, Sarah Lipson, Ph.D. (Boston University, School of Public Health)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Breakouts IV
From where does it STEM?: Humanizing Science with Science Communication & Storytelling, JP Flores (UNC Chapel Hill)
Grant Writing Panel

Sherrice V. Allen, Ph.D. (HHMI)
Anne Casper, Ph.D. (Eastern Michigan University)
Tammy R. L. Collins, Ph.D. (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D. (NIGMS)

Alumni Panel

Candice Etson, Ph.D. (Wesleyan University, former TEACRS Tufts University)

Anum Azam Glasgow, Ph.D. (Columbia University, former UC San Franciso)

Teresa Lee, Ph.D. (U Mass, Lowell, former FIRST Emory)

Krystle J. McLaughlin, Ph.D. (Vassar College, former SPIRE UNC Chapel Hill)

Sparkle D. Williams, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech, former MERIT UAB)

For program administrators and coordinators: Enhancing the IRACDA Impact: Using Postdoc Course Evaluations to Measure Program Outcomes and Meet the Data Needs of Multiple Stakeholders, Dawayne Whittington (Strategic Evaluations, Inc.)
3:00-4:00pm Gustavo Silva, Ph.D. (Duke University) Thriving under pressure – Navigating stress at the cellular and professional levels
6:00-7:00pm Reception
7:00-9:00pm Closing banquet



Full program details will be available in the conference site on Whova (coming soon).