UNO & UNMC Building Excellence in Academics Through STEM (uBEATS) is a series of health science e-modules. This year’s uBEATS cohort, the fifth such group since the program launched in 2015, was comprised of 23 UNO students and two alumni; many of whom had participated in past cohorts.
This year’s cohort created 11 new modules on the subjects of pharmacology, pathology and microbiology to build on what students learn in the classroom. These modules cover topics such as how natural compounds interact with the body compared to medications, the anatomy of chemical reactions, the role of fungi in ecosystems, and how issues in sensory pathways can lead to the loss of a particular sense like smell or sight.
The creators of the modules hope that they will be particularly useful during ongoing social distancing practices locally, nationally and globally. 39 interactive modules designed by uBEATS cohorts are available on the UNMC Interactive E-Learning Program website and are free for students, parents and teachers to utilize for teaching and learning purposes.
The accomplishments of the fifth uBEATS cohort were celebrated through a highlight video and animated booklet (page 17) as part the annual UNMC Innovators in Education E-Learning Showcase.
uBEATS was made possible by the generous support of the Chancellor’s Math & Science Program Fund, the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, The Elenore Gakemeier Swarts eLearning Fund and The Sherwood Foundation.
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