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Bilinski, Teresa

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research overview

  • As a Co-PI on an NSF IUSE grant called 'A Power of Place Learning Experience & Research Network to Support Community College Student Success and Civic Engagement' I have worked on the development and dissemination of a place-based curriculum on the ecology of apple trees, that is aligned with best practices in undergraduate biology education. The curriculum is designed to be a course-based undergraduate research experience that faculty can implement for varying lengths of time, depending on their course design learning objectives, but is tailored to first- and second- year biology courses. We refer to this network as Apple R Net. In addition, I organized and facilitated a 3-day professional development workshop in July 2022 for faculty at partner institutions that are using the curriculum in their courses. I continue to provide mentorship to participating faculty, and am involved in developing priorities and plans for future grant-related activities. I also meet twice a month with the Apple R Net PI, Co-PIs and staff involved in the project to continue work on our project activities.


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courses taught

  • EBIO 1010 - Introduction to Quantitative Thinking for Biologists
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Focuses on the collection, visualization and analysis of data that are relevant for advancing critical thinking, student-directed learning, and the development of quantitative analysis skills, with an emphasis on using R and examples from ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • EBIO 1020 - Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Introduces students to EBIO. Provides an overview of the major and how it differs from other biology programs; how to get involved in clubs, research, and/or internship opportunities; strategies for succeeding in EBIO courses; and career options. This is a first-year colloquium course specifically designed for freshman and other students exploring their educational and career opportunities.
  • EBIO 1100 - Biology and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Lect. Studies the dynamic relationships between the biological sciences and society. Areas of inquiry include interconnections between ecological and evolutionary theory and concepts and emergent questions being raised on a societal level. Students will explore topics such as human populations and sexual reproduction; biological factors affecting sociability and social patterns; environmental change with a focus on global biodiversity and the services to people; natural resource management; and public health. Recommended for majors and non-majors.
  • EBIO 1210 - General Biology 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Lect. Provides a concentrated introduction to molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary biology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and questions. Intended for science majors.
  • EBIO 1220 - General Biology 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Provides a concentrated introduction to organisms, homeostasis, development, behavior, and ecology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts,and questions. Intended for science majors. Recommended prerequisite: EBIO 1210 (minimum grade C-).
  • EBIO 1250 - Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Introduces students to research in ecology and evolutionary biology topics in the context of investigations about Boulder's local historic apple trees. Students will learn about the genetics, physiology, and urban ecology of the trees in the lecture and have the opportunity to research one of these topics more in depth in the laboratory courses. Results from the research on Boulder's Apples will be reported back to the Boulder community by student researchers.
  • EBIO 2040 - Principles of Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Lecture and laboratory. Introduces principles of ecology, emphasizing patterns and processes at various levels of biological organization. Scope global, but examples often from local environment. Laboratory emphasizes techniques of field biology. Uses animals and/or animal tissues. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1030 and EBIO 1040 and EBIO 1050 or EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 2640 and ENVS 2000.
  • EBIO 3400 - Microbiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
    Surveys distinguishing characteristics of microorganisms based on structural-functional relationships, taxonomy, growth and physical-chemical agents of control including antibiotics, metabolism and genetics. Introduces applied microbiology emphasizing infectious diseases, basic concepts of immunology and microbial ecology. Uses animals and/or animal tissues. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-).
  • EBIO 3410 - Microbiology Lab
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2023
    Accompanies EBIO 3400.
  • EBIO 4870 - Independent Research: Upper Division
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.