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The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project, a STEM higher education reform program supported by the National Science Foundation, honored Paige Parry (Biology) as one of its 25 QUBES mentors for the 2019-20 academic year. Paige was among a group who led professional development opportunities for their peers nationwide by offering their expertise and guidance into incorporating new educational practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching quantitative biology. Paige’s particular Faculty Mentoring Network, which she has led for two years now, is titled “Teaching with R in Undergraduate Biology” and focuses on reducing barriers to implementing R programming in biology courses for students with little to no prior programming experience.

Jeff Walters (Engineering) continues to work on projects to promote water, sanitation and hygiene programs in countries that include Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Cambodia, Nicaragua, East Timor and Chile, along with investigating how to integrate systems-thinking within engineering education. Recently, in connection to his work in this area, he gave a webinar talk for the Research in Global Design Seminar Series for Engineering for Change on his research, engaging Ethiopian, Kenyan and Ugandan water and sanitation stakeholders in systems-thinking and systems-modeling workshops. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

Nicole M. Enzinger (Education) coauthored an article with George Fox alumna Kristina Hofer, titled “Opportunities for redefining unconventional units,” that was published in June in the journal Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12.

Terry Steele (Portland Seminary) had an article, “Beyond Immigrants as the Other: Relational Approaches to Global Ministry,” accepted by the Evangelical Missiological Society National conference in October. Another article, “The Culture Tree: A Powerful Tool for Mission Research and Training,” has been accepted for the July edition of the missions journal Global Missiology.

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