SOT Undergraduate Education Subcommittee Facilitates Access to Teaching Resources

By Larissa Williams posted 09-22-2016 14:12


Welcome to fall semester! As I transition back into teaching at Bates College, fresh off my pre-tenure leave, I am feeling a sense of excitement about all the efforts of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Undergraduate Education Subcommittee to increase access to resources for teaching undergraduate toxicology. I wanted to make you aware of these and remind you about the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting Abstract deadline.


One of the lab organisms featured in the upcoming webinar is C. elegans.

In the coming semester, the Undergraduate Subcommittee is excited to offer you the webinar “Using Non-Vertebrate Models to Illustrate Toxicology Principles in Undergraduate Lab Classes.” Registration is open for the live cast of this webinar set for Thursday, October 20, 1:00 pm EDT. Featuring Chris Curran (Northern Kentucky University), Mindy Reynolds (Washington College), and Daniel Williams (Coastal Carolina University), this webinar will provide toxicology educators with three examples of how to use non-vertebrate model organisms in undergraduate-focused laboratory exercises to teach toxicology concepts.


 Nancy Monteiro-Riviere provides an Eminent Toxicologist Lecture on nanotoxicology.

We also have coordinated the Eminent Toxicologist Lectures—a series featuring nine toxicologists (and growing!) who provide the historical arc for their work in the field. In addition to the high-quality video presentations, learning objectives, lecture notes, assessment questions, and other teaching resources for each lecture facilitate incorporation into your courses and are correlated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Vision and Change Core Concepts and Competencies in Undergraduate Biology. It is important for us to know how these are used, so if you have used these lectures, please submit your usage information

Lastly, as a reminder, we hope you and your students will submit your scientific and education-based poster for the 2017 SOT Annual Meeting to be held in Baltimore from March 12–16, 2017. Awards are available for undergraduates and programming for both students and faculty will be available at the meeting. For more information, please see the recent Undergraduate Educator e-Newsletter.  


 Joshua Gray, an undergraduate educator, made a presentation for the Undergraduate Program at a recent SOT Annual Meeting.

We also share ideas and resources through the Undergraduate Educator Network community. We encourage anyone interested in undergraduate education to participate. You can subscribe through these steps.

  1. Log into ToXchange
  2. Click on “My Options” in top right corner
  3. Select “My Subscriptions”
  4. Use + on left to find “Committees” and then “Undergraduate Educator Network Discussions”
  5. Select your preference for delivery schedule and then “Add”

Thanks and best of luck this semester!