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Avida-ED is an award-winning educational application developed at Michigan State University for undergraduate biology courses to help students learn about evolution and scientific method by allowing them to design and perform experiments to test hypotheses about evolutionary mechanisms using evolving digital organisms.

 

• To find out about some of the pedagogical goals of the project and the thinking that shaped the design and development of the Avida-ED software and curriculum see:

Robert T. Pennock. "Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Evolutionary Computing and Artificial Life" McGill Journal of Education (Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 211-224, 2007)


CORE PARTICIPANTS

Robert T. Pennock (PI), Michigan State University

Richard Lenski (Co-PI), Michigan State University

Charles Ofria (Co-PI), Michigan State University

Louise Mead (Co-PI), Michigan State University

Jim Smith (Co-PI), Michigan State University

• Laura Grabowski (Senior Personnel), SUNY-Potsdam

Joseph Graves (Senior Personnel), North Carolina A&T University

Ben Kerr, (Senior Personnel), University of Washington

Gerald Urquhart (Senior Personnel), Michigan State University

Terence Soule (Senior Personnel), University of Idaho

CURRENT STUDENTS, POSTDOCS & PROGRAMMERS

Cory Kohn, Graduate Student

Mike Wiser, Postdoc

Diane Blackwood, Software Developer

• Robin Miller, Undergraduate Professorial Assistant

EXTERNAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

E. Margaret Evans, University of Michigan

Ross Nehm, Stony Brook University

Brad Williamson, Kansas University

 


 

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