Dr. Forster presenting to Camp Kinney, Summer 2017

 EXCEL TREND CALCULATOR

Publications:

  • Forster, B.M., E.C. Bilyk, S.A. Moss, J.K. Huxster.  2017.  Developing collaborative lab experiments across disciplines through the identification of bacteria.  Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching – Association for Biology Laboratory Education.  LINK
  • Forster, B.M., C.Arango Pinedo, J. Fingerut, C. Fritz, J. Huxster, C. Violin.  2016. Integration of graphing activities in non-science major environmental science and nursing microbiology lab courses.  Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  17(3): 499-504.  LINK
  • Ramirez, J., C. Arango Pinedo and B. M. Forster.  2015.  Discovery of the collaborative nature of science with undergraduate science majors and non-science majors through the identification of microorganisms enriched inWinogradsky columns.  Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  16(2): 211-216.  LINK
  • Forster, B.M. and C. Arango Pinedo. 2015.  Bacteriological Examination of Waters: Membrane Filtration Protocol.  American Society of Microbiology (Microbelibrary).  LINK
  • Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, C.J. Springer. 2015. Construction of phylogenetic trees in a non-majors biology laboratory as a means of teaching biodiversity.  Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching – Association for Biology Laboratory Education.  LINK
  • MicrobeLibrary Images.  Peer-Reviewed images from students who have taken Biology 270: Microbiology (Nursing/Allied Health).  LINK

Presentations:

  • 2nd Annual Teacher Resource Forum – Philadelphia School District Professional Development @ Abraham Lincoln High School.  (October, 2018).  Forster, B.M and C. Johnson.  Examining a World Unseen!…Laboratory lessons using the Celestron Microscope (with Camera).
  • 2nd Annual Teacher Resource Forum – Philadelphia School District Professional Development @ Abraham Lincoln High School.  (October, 2018).  Nguyen, O., D. Lowing, A. Evangelopolous and B.M. Forster.  SJUGEPScience YouTube Channel Table Presentation.
  • American Society of Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE) 2018 Conference (July, 2018).  Forster, B.M.  Telling the Same Story Differently…Engaging Non-Science Majors taking a laboratory-based science class. (CONCURRENT EDUCATION SESSION)
  • American Society of Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE) 2018 Conference (July, 2018).  Norman-McKay, L., A. Rediske and B.M. Forster. Microbiology in Nursing & Allied Health (MINAH): Curriculum Guidelines, Toolkit & Next Steps.  (CONCURRENT EDUCATION SESSION)
  • American Society of Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE) 2017 Conference (July, 2017).  Forster, B.M. and A. Rediske.  Preliminary ASM Guidelines and Toolkit Supporting Microbiology in the Nursing Curriculum.  (CONCURRENT EDUCATION SESSION)
  • American Society of Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE) 2017 Conference (July, 2017).  Forster, B.M. and H. Basta.  How to Integrate Quantitative Skills into a Microbiology Laboratory.  (PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP)
  • Microbiology Educators Network Research Symposium (Saint Joseph’s University, July 2017).  Shea, A., C. Violin, D. Zabielski and  B.M. Forster.  Development and assessment of a water quality lab activity for non-science majors utilizing a wetlands water filter.  (POSTER PRESENTATION)
  • Microbiology Educators Network Pedagogical Meeting (West Chester University, June 2017).  Forster, B.M. Telling the Same Story Differently…Engaging Non-Science Majors taking a laboratory-based science class. (LECTURE PRESENTATION)
  • American Society of Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE) 2016 Conference (July, 2016).  Forster, B.M., C. Arango Pinedo, J. Fingerut, C. Fritz, J. Huxster, C. Violin.  Integration of graphing activities in non-science major environmental science and nursing microbiology lab courses.  (POSTER PRESENTATION)
  • Association for Biology Laboratory Education 2016 Conference (June, 2016).  Forster, B.M., E. Bilyk, S.A. Moss, J.K. Huxster.  Developing collaborative lab experiments across disciplines through the identification of bacteria.  (MAJOR-WORKSHOP LABORATORY EXERCISE LESSON) –LINK TO PPT NOTES
  • Fritz, C., B.M. Forster, K. Snetselaar, and C. King Smith. 2015. Beyond Collaboration: Strengthening a life science community of practice for science education by bringing cell biology to high school students. Molecular Biology of the Cell 26, page 556, Abstract # 811. (POSTER RESENTATION)
  • 4th Annual St. Joseph’s University Teaching & Learning Forum (June, 2015). Forster, B.M.  Telling the Same Story Differently…Best Practices for Teaching a Non-Majors Course. (WORKSHOP PRESENTATION – Summary of Group Discussion  (similar presentation also given to College of Staten Island Teacher’s Academy Fieldwork Seminar Series – May, 2015)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2015 Annual Meeting: Science Outreach and UAN Activity Poster Session (March, 2015).  Fritz, C., E. Li, B.M. Forster, M. Jurkiewicz, and K. Snetselaar. Beyond Collaboration: Building a Life Science Community of Practice for Science Education. (POSTER & ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Association for Biology Laboratory Education 2014 Conference (June, 2014).  Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, C.J. Springer. Construction of phylogenetic trees in a non-majors biology laboratory as a means of teaching biodiversity.  (MINI-WORKSHOP LABORATORY EXERCISE LESSON)
  • 114th American Society of Microbiology General Meeting (May, 2014).  Ramirez, J, C. Arango Pinedo and B.M. Forster. Building Bridges: Using Winogradsky Columns to promote the Collaborative Nature of Science between Science Majors and Non-Majors (POSTER PRESENTATION) (similar presentation also given at 3rd Annual St. Joseph’s University Teaching & Learning Forum)
  • Microbiology Educators Network Research Symposium (Swarthmore College, June 2013).  Silvestri, M., C. Arango Pinedo and B.M. Forster. Identification of Winogradsky Column Bacteria by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. (POSTER PRESENTATION)
  • Life-Discovery – Doing Science. Exploring Biology for a changing world (March, 2013).  Forster, B.M. and C. Arango Pinedo. Identification of microorganisms enriched from Winogradsky Columns. (LABORATORY EXERCISE PRESENTATION to high school and college teachers)

Outreach Projects:

  • High School L.I.N.K.S.  Developed by Edwin Li, Brian Forster, Christina King Smith, Caitlin Fritz & Matthew Jurkiewicz, this program trains undergraduate fellows to develop and teach cell biology and genetics to high school students at Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote, PA. The major focus of the program is to introduce to students the underlying causes of genetic diseases, with a primary emphasis on sickle cell anemia. The program includes a field trip to Saint Joseph’s University. 
  • Field-Trips.  Our lab offers several field trip activities:

Technology Presentations:

  • 3rd Annual St. Joseph’s University Teaching & Learning Forum (June, 2014).  Forster, B.M. Collaborative Technology & Instructional Videos in the Science Teaching Laboratory (POSTER PRESENTATION)
  • See our students working in the GEP Natural Science Instructional laboratories in these videos showcasing the university: Video 1Video 2Video 3