NEW!! The pre-publication of the report from the convocation can be accessed and downloaded without cost by clicking here.

NEW!!! A summary paper about the convocation has been published in the Spring 2012 issue of CBE/Life Sciences Education. To access the paper click here.

On October 25-26, 2011, the National Research Council’s Board on Life Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences held a convocation at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC that launched a national initiative to infuse evolutionary science into introductory college courses in the life sciences and upper-level biology courses in high schools across the United States. The convocation featured invited speakers and panelists, and participant discussion sessions.

This event contributed to enabling educational leaders, members of professional scientific societies, and members of other scientific and science education organizations to develop a strategic plan that will develop a national database of resources from disciplines across the life sciences to help faculty make evolutionary science a central focus of introductory biology survey courses and other courses across the life sciences curriculum. Click here for further details about the convocation.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

  • Burroughs-Wellcome Fund
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Science Foundation – through a Research Coordination Network/Undergraduate Biology Education grant to Oklahoma University

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