Published quarterly in our Newsletter, each Education Corner offers an account of how members of the community use the PDB to educate students. If you would like to submit an Education Corner column, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Issue 59 - October 2013
In Touch with Molecules: Improving student learning with innovative molecular models by Jodi Davenport, Matt Silberglitt (WestEd), and Arthur Olson (The Scripps Research Institute).
- Issue 58 - July 2013
PDB-101 and the 2013 Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association
- Issue 57 - April 2013
The Ins and Outs of the RCSB PDB Help Desk: What do we learn from our users? What do they learn from us?, by Rachel Kramer Green, Ph.D.
- Issue 56 - January 2013
Molecular Visualization, Online and On-the-Go, by Takanori Nakane M.D. (Kyoto University).
- Issue 55 - October 2012
University of Georgia's summer Biotech Boot Camp for high school teachers.
- Issue 54 - July 2012
High school students Learning Science by Doing Science at the Waksman Student Scholars Program.
- Issue 53 - April 2012
Hazel M. Holden and Dan Toomey describe their program with middle school students called Project CRYSTAL: Crystallographers Researching with Young Scientists, Teaching and Learning.
- Issue 52 - January 2012
The 2011 RCSB PDB Poster Prize awardees describe how they are Learning to Become a Structural Biologist.
- Issue 51 - October 2011
Christopher Smith (Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at UCSD) gives his Insights into Molecular Modeling for the Middle Schooler.
- Issue 50 - July 2011
The Education Corner focuses on the American Association for the Advancement of Science's report Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action.
- Issue 49 - April 2011
New Jersey high school teacher Richard Tempsick describes how he builds proteins structures and uses the Molecule of the Month in the classroom.
- Issue 48 - January 2011
Jaime Prilusky (Weizmann Institute of Science) gives an overview of Proteopedia: An online, collaborative 3D-encyclopedia of proteins & other molecules.
- Issue 47 - October 2010
Joan Kiely (Stony Brook University) describes the Stony Brook University Protein Challenge, a competition for high school students that helps them understand the structure and function of proteins.
- Issue 46 - July 2010
Phil McFadden (Oregon State University) describes Protein Portraits, a nontraditional college course developed around the question of what it might be like to shrink to the nanometer realm for a direct encounter with a protein molecule. The sculptures created as part of this class are shown.
- Issue 45 - April 2010
Robert C. Bateman, Jr. and Paul A. Craig present A Proficiency Rubric for Biomacromolecular 3D Literacy
- Issue 44 - January 2010
IJsbrand M. Kramer discusses the benefits of using more "realistic" molecular images in university cell biology courses.
- Issue 43 - October 2009
Gary Battle reports on a symposium that demonstrated the different ways the Cambridge Structural Database is used to teach chemistry.
- Issue 42 - July 2009
RCSB PDB Community Outreach.
- Issue 41 - April 2009
Molecular Models: Tangible Representations of the Abstract by Dr. Gavin Whittaker, Miramodus Ltd.
- Issue 40 - January 2009
Brookhaven National Laboratory's Science Learning Center, by Bernadette Uzzi
- Issue 39 - October 2008
The iPhone program Molecules by Brad Larson (Sunset Lake Software)
- Issue 38 - July 2008
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBED), a Journal for University, College, and High School Educators by Dr. Judith Voet (Swarthmore) and Dr. Donald Voet (University of Pennsylvania)
- Issue 37 - April 2008
Moving Pictures: Using Chimera to Make Molecular Multimedia for the Classroom by Dr. Jeramia Ory, Kings College
- Issue 36 - January 2008
Fruit-flavored Folding by Teresa MacDonald, Director of Education at The University of Kansas Natural History Museum
- Issue 35 - October 2007
Navigating the molecular universe in 3D: Teaching biology students protein structure-function relationships using StarBiochem by Dr. Melissa Kosinski-Collins (Brandeis University)
- Issue 34 - July 2007
Structures and Other NIGMS Booklets Make Science Accessible by Alisa Zapp Machalek, science writer at the National Institute General Medical Sciences at NIH
- Issue 33 - April 2007
The 2007 New Jersey Science Olympiad
- Issue 32 - January 2007
Gary L. Gilliland discusses the X-Ray Methods in Structural Biology Course at CSHL
- Issue 31 - October 2006
Robert J. Warburton describes ways of seeing and thinking about PDB structures.
- Issue 30 - July 2006
Cheryl Campbell of New Providence High School, NJ discusses their participation in the NJ Science Olympiad.
- Issue 29 - April 2006
The RCSB PDB guides middle school students in making handheld models of the common cold.
- Issue 28 - January 2006
Margaret A. Franzen, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Knoxville, TN
Franzen teaches general biology, genetics and microbiology. In addition to covering course content, her innovative classroom teaching methods focus on developing analytical thinking skills and exposing her students to the process of science.
- Issue 27 - October 2005
Miriam Rossi,Vassar College
In this interview, Rossi discusses a interdisiplinary course that familiarizes students with basic concepts of molecular structure, from an introduction to X-ray crystallographic methods through interpreting published structural papers.
- Issue 26 - July 2005
Gary Graper, Event Supervisor
Wisconsin High School Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Event
- Issue 25 - April 2005
Judith Voet, J. H. Hammons Professor, Swarthmore College
A short history of visualizing structures in the PDB
- Issue 24 - January 2005
Early Protein Structures
- Issue 23 - October 2004
X-rays, Molecules, and You
During this workshop held at an ACA meeting, prominent crystallographers and structural biologists introduced high school students and teachers to basic concepts in X-ray crystallography and structural databases to promote interest in structural biology, chemistry, and general science.
- Issue 22 - July 2004
J. Ricky Cox, an associate professor of chemistry at Murray State University - Using Visualization Tools
- Issue 21 - April 2004
Tommie Hata, Biology Teacher at The Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ
Hata describes how the PDB, RasMol, and the Molecule of the Month are used in his high school classroom.
- Issue 20 - January 2004
Katherine Kantardjieff, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University Fullerton
The resources for protein resources, macromolecular structure/function analysis, and structural biology at CSUF are highlighted.
- Issue 19 - October 2003
Paul A. Craig, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology
The use of the PDB and related resources in classes at RIT are described.
- Issue 18 - July 2003
Tim Herman, Director of the Center for BioMolecular Modeling at the Milwaukee School of Engineering
The CBM creates physical models of proteins and other molecular structures for researchers, students, and teachers.
- Issue 17 - April 2003
Gale Rhodes, University of Southern Maine
Rhodes discusses molecular visualization.