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NEW ENGLAND SCIENCE PUBLIC (NE-Science Public)

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NE-Science Public…working to promote science literacy and support to scientific rationalism

BioNES_logoNE-Science Public sponsors BioNES, or Biology New England South, a networking initiative to promote science education. The one-day BioNES meetings take place yearly, the first Friday of December (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), usually at Roger Williams University (host), and include a keynote address, faculty, graduate and undergraduate student presentations, student oral competitions (BioNES Prestigious Awards to graduate and undergraduate students), and poster competitions.

Sponsor Institutions (historical): Roger Williams University (RWU), International Society of Protistologists (ISOP), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD), University of Rhode Island (URI), INBRE-URI, EPSCoR-URI, Brown University,  Providence College (PC), Rhode Island College (RIC), Salve Regina University (SRU), Bryant University, Sea Semester, and Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ).

BioNES sponsors 2014

 

HISTORY OF YEARLY MEETINGS

Fall 2014: 8th BioNES (RWU, ISoP, URI, INBRE, EPSCoR, Brown, PC, RIC, SRU, Bryant, Sea Semester)

Fall 2013: 7th BioNES (RWU, UMassD, URI, INBRE, EPSCoR, Brown, PC, RIC, SRU, Bryant, Sea Semester)

Fall 2012: launching of New England Science Public (NESP) and the New England Center for the Public Understanding of Science

Fall 2011: 6th BioNES (RWU, UMassD, Brown, PC, RIC, URI, SRU, BPZ)

Fall 2009-10: 4th 5th BioNES (RWU, UMassD, PC, RIC, URI, SRU, BPZ)

Fall 2008: 3rd BioNES (RWU, UMassD, PC, RIC, URI)

Fall 2007: BioNESUR Biology New England South Undergraduate Research (RWU, UMassD, PC)

Fall 2006: Biology Undergraduate Research Programs Retreat (PC, RWU, PC, RIC, SRU, WSC)

Spring 2006: Microbiology in Biotechnology Past Present and Future (Roger Williams University + 12 institutions)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

8th BioNES 2014: Dr. ANDREW H. KNOLL, Harvard University, “Deep History of Life.”

7th BioNES 2013: Dr. VIRGINIA EDGCOMB, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, “Protistan Denizens of Marine Oxyclines and Haloclines: Submerged Smorgasbords.”

Fall 2012: launching of New England Science Public (NESP) and the New England Center for the Public Understanding of Science.

6th BioNES 2011: Dr. MICHAEL BERKMAN, The Pennsylvania State University, “Evolution, Creationism and the Battle to Control America’s Classrooms.”

5th BioNES 2010: Dr. JOHANN PETER GOGARTEN, University of Connecticut, “Phylogenomics and Darwin’s “Coral-of-Life” in Light of Horizontal Gene Transfer.”

4th BioNES 2009: Dr. ARKHAT ABZHANOV, Harvard University, “Pecking at the Origin of Vertebrate Diversity: Insights from Darwin’s Finches.”

 

BioNES GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

5-min oral presentations of original research, judged by a panel of scholars from sponsoring institutions

8th BioNES 2014: Karissa Paquin – University of Rhode Island, Graduate Student Award; Ryan Miller – Bryant University, Undergraduate Student Award; Meagan Hamblin – University of Rhode Island, Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention; Joshua Leitao – Roger Williams University, BioNES-ISoP Award for significant contribution in Protistology.

7th BioNES 2013: Rebecca Boisvert – University of Rhode Island, Graduate Student Award; David M. Stein – Brown University, Undergraduate Student Award.

Fall 2012: launching of New England Science Public (NESP) and the New England Center for the Public Understanding of Science.

6th BioNES 2011: Anne Madden – Tufts University, Graduate Student Award; Vipin Jain- URI, Graduate Student Honorable Mention; Rachael Bonoan – UMassD, Undergraduate Student Award.

5th BioNES 2010: Emine Yalcin – URI, Graduate Student Award; Heather Marshall – UMassD, Graduate Student Honorable Mention; David Fraulino – Salve, Undergraduate Student Award; Monichan Phay – RWU, Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention.

4th BioNES 2009: Vaidehi Tharnawala – URI, Graduate Student Award; Linnea Anderson – URI, Graduate Student Honorable Mention; Barbara Mann – RWU, Undergraduate Student Award; Lane Wilson – UMassD, Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention.

3rd BioNES 2008: Aaron Socha – URI, Graduate Student Award; Breton Roussel – PC, Undergraduate Student Award

2nd BioNES 2007: Natasha Catlin – Salve, Undergraduate Student Award; George Perdrizet – RWU, Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention

 

STATISTICS 2006 – 2014

 

Participants at BioNES 2014Figure 1. Yearly participants at BioNES meetings 2006-2014

 

BioNES faculty and student presentations

Figure 2. Cummulative number of faculty and student oral presentations at BioNES 2006-2014

 

Poster Presentations at BioNES 2014 Figure 3. Number of poster presentations at BioNES 2006-2014