At the AMI annual conference in Atlanta Georgia, Stuart presented on Molecular Visualization and how we make decisions about representing molecular structure, motion, and interactions. Watch the online version of this presentation:
Andrea presented her most recent results from her doctoral research at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research national meeting at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, on July 16th, 2016.
The SABER national meeting is focused on sharing the most up-to-date theories and evidence on biology education best-practices and strives to set standards of rigour in biology education research. Andrea contributed to the discussion on active/interactive learning with her research that investigates how educational game design can help undergraduates overcome misconceptions about molecular motion and interactions.
The workshop is titled “Visual Storytelling in Molecular Animation: Accuracy and Design” and covers the unique challenges of creating visual narratives in the molecular world. For one thing, you’d be too small to hold a pencil. Oh, I mean creating narratives about the molecular world.
We’ll cover molecular-scale phenomena and narrative design that takes these into account. There will be an exercise that puts the discussed ideas into practice. The exercise resource booklet can be downloaded here, along with a standalone storyboard template used in the workshop.