bioCEED news

bioCEED welcomes new student representatives at UNIS fall 2022!

This fall we are fortunate to have these three student representatives contributing to various aspects of the bioCEED activities at UNIS: Kjetil Aukland Talhaug, Milly Evavold and William Andrews. Kjetil Aukland Talhaug is a bachelor student from the University of Tromsø (UiT) and is serving as a new student representative for bioCEED at the University…

Bikuben Vol.1 is out at last!

Bikuben’s editorial board is proud to introduce the paper version of the first volume of Bikuben. In the 74 pages of this edition, you fill find the seven articles published online at www.bikuben.org during the academic year 2021/2022. The edition features a beautiful, carefully selected set of photographs and illustrations submitted by reviewers, authors, former…

Hot off the presses!

In a recent article published in the Nordic Journal of STEM Education, Yael Harlap (UPED), Christian Jorgensen (BIO), and Sehoya Cotner (BIO, bioCEED) discuss evidence-based assessment strategies—from the simple to the more complex. Although this work was initially written in response to a former, stricter version of the two-sensor law (requiring two sensors for all…

American invasion

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Thanks to the support of iEarth, bioCEED, and HK-Dir INTPART funds, bioCEED and iEarth collaborated to host three visiting researchers from the US in July and August. Alyssa Olson (University of Minnesota) visited for over a month and took part in the sixth course offering of the Plant Functional Traits Course in Aurland, Norway. Alyssa’s…

Mini symposium in Bergen

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BioCEED, in collaboration with iEarth, hosted a mini-symposium highlighting STEM Education Research, at UiB and in a few cases, more broadly. Invited speakers included bioCEED PhD candidate Anja Møgelvang Jacobsen, who spoke about her recent work looking at the impact of a digital cooperative-learning intervention on student psycho-social outcomes (e.g., sense of belonging, loneliness), and…

Interested in our ongoing project on work relevance in higher education? Follow the DEVELOP webpages for project updates! 

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The DEVELOP project is supported by the DIKU call Increased work relevance in higher education. DEVELOP will focus on the work placement hosts, with the objective to increase the (learning) outcome for students, hosts and higher education institutions during work placements. DEVELOP seeks the continued input of many work-placement supervisors, in developing a series of on-line modules to assist…

SCOPE coming to UNIS on 6 – 7 October!

SCOPE (Student-led Conference On Polar Environments) will be held for the second time this year and will take place 6 – 7 October at the University Centre in Svalbard. SCOPE is a conference where students (bachelor/master/PhD) can present their course, group, research, thesis and/or project work in a low-pressure environment and practice the skill of…

Excellent Teaching Practitioner – 2022

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MatNat) at UiB and the University Centre in Svalbard are inviting teachers to apply for the title of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year, with the deadline for application submission on December 1st, 2022 (for teachers at UiB) and November 28th, 2022 (for teachers at UNIS). Evaluation of…

bioCEED goes to ICED2022 and EuroSotl2022

After a seemingly never-ending pandemic, two larger conferences were finally taking place physically this early summer: the International Consortium for Educational Development conference (ICED) and EuroSoTL22. ICED was held in Århus, Denmark in May – and Roy, Kristin and Anja from bioCEED was there, of course. The ICED conferences gather people from higher education around…

First volume of Bikuben out soon

The past year, we have established a peer reviewed journal for showcasing scientific work done by students at BIO. Bikuben Student Journal has steadily grown during this time and has gotten many interesting submissions. To date we have published seven of these on our website, https://bikuben.org. We are now almost finished with the first volume…

Student Poster Symposium at BIO, and beyond…

Once again, over 120 students concluded their semester by contributing to the by now traditional Student Poster Symposium at BIO with a poster and a flash presentation. Five BIO courses were represented at the event (see info box below), bringing with them topics as various as behavioral ecology, marine biology, molecular biology, sustainable development, cancer…

bioCEEDster: Simen S. Hjelle

My name is Simen, and I work at the University Centre in Svalbard at the Arctic biology department. I have spent some time here, both as a biology student and working in different positions an even as an intern for bioCEED. Besides my interest in biology, I also love doing graphic design and photography. Right…

Thon award ceremony – excellent research based teaching

In June the receipients of the Thon award for excellent teaching in 2021 and 2022 were finally able to accept their reward at a ceremony in Oslo. Among the receipients were our very own Sigrunn Eliassen (2021) and Vigdis Vandvik (2022). In the photo (by Rein Aasland) they are joined by a third award winning…

bioCEED Teachers Retreat – finally!

The 7th annual bioCEED Teachers Retreat took place June 13th and 14th at Hotel Park Vossevangen on Voss. bioCEED was happy to announce the BIO Teachers Retreat after having to postpone several times due to pandemic restrictions. The Teachers Retreat is an annual seminar/workshop for all teachers at The Department of Biological Sciences and has…

UNIS bioCEED student career seminar

How to study is one thing, but what to study for is a completely different matter. In order to enlighten students about future job opportunities, bioCEED organized a career seminar at UNIS on the 20th of May 2022. To represent a wide range of career options, three speakers were invited: Jannike Wika, currently employed at…

bioCEED and BIO receive the University of Bergen Work Environment Award for the initiative with digital teachers’ meetings

University for Bergen’s Work Environment Award is an annual price honoring initiatives that promote good working environments. bioCEED and the Department of biological sciences (BIO) received this award for their digital teachers’ meetings. The digital teacher meetings were initiated during the pandemic lockdown as a response to challenge arising during the sudden shift to online…

Say hello to our bioBEES

My name is Lars Martin Myhre and I have been a bioBEE since October 2020 while taking my master’s in marine biology. I will be leaving bioCEED this June and could not have asked for a better part-time job to have during my masters. I have gained a lot of general experience and learnt plenty…

Læringsfestivalen 2022 – bioCEED was there, of course…

In May, bioCEED went to Trondheim to participate in Læringsfestivalen 2022. Specifically, Lars Martin and Jørund presented on creative meaningful student partnerships, and Sehoya delivered, along with our UPED colleague  and Friend of bioCEED Yael Harlap, a keynote address on “Ensuring quality assessment practices under the two-evaluator law.» In our address, we introduced the recent decision,…