Both Melissa and Sarah were accepted to present their research at SABER in July! Melissa will present a poster on the sources of math self-efficacy in biology students, and Sarah will present a short talk about biology students' math attitudes.
Melissa and Sarah's paper that describes the development and validation of the Math-Biology Values Instrument (MBVI) was accepted for publication in CBE-Life Sciences Education! The instrument is rooted in expectancy-value theory and measures biology majors' interest in using math to understand biology, the perceived usefulness of math for their life science career, and the costs of including math in biology courses.
Nicholas Wakeman, a first-year Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology major, presented a poster on his research from the spring semester on biology students' sources of math self-efficacy. Nice job, Nick!