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This Kenyon College wiki—Web pages that allow readers to add or modify content—is a resource on microbes and microbiology authored and edited by undergraduate students. Educators can assign the creation and editing of MicrobeWiki pages as student projects, using a template on the site. The wiki contains a Microbial Biorealm, which is an encyclopedia of bacteria, archaea and eukaryotic microbes; a Viral Biorealm, an encyclopedia of viruses of animals and plants and bacteriophages; and a taxonomy index to the two biorealms. The resource also provides Microbial World News, which contains the latest news of how microbes impact the planet and society; and Microbial Mythology, which deals with common errors and controversies in microbiology.
Program Director: Joan L. Slonczewski, Ph.D.
Award Years: 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004
Summary: Kenyon College is a private baccalaureate institution in Gambier, Ohio. Its HHMI-funded initiatives include:
- An undergraduate research program using DNA microarray technology in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin at Madison;
- A Math Skills Center providing tutoring for math and science courses;
- The development of interdisciplinary course modules and computation-based laboratory investigations to help integrate the physical sciences and mathematics with biology;
- The expansion of student-authored tutorials on biological molecules and the creation of “wikis,” a popular source of information-gathering and knowledge sharing on the Web; and
- Hands-on science workshops on biological evolution and other topics, for middle school teachers to develop inquiry-based science activities in their classes.