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Kate Hertweck
Works at University of Texas at Tyler
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
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Why I sign reviews.
https://twitter.com/rmflightI have been signing my manuscript reviews since I joined NESCent as a postdoc in late 2011. That organization upheld a strong commitment to open science (as evidenced by their data archival efforts since closing their doors last ...
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Classroom informatics: Managing students, information, and communication.
One of my biggest challenges as an educator is helping students manage information. I don't believe it's my job to impart information to students, but to help them learn to think about information and integrate it into their knowledge structures more effect...
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Getting ready for Botany 2015!
I'm heading off to Edmonton this weekend for Botany 2015 . This conference is co-hosted by a handful of professional societies, a few for which I've maintained membership for several years (Botanical Society of America and American Society of Plant Taxonomi...
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Self evaluation for teaching an undergraduate bioinformatics course
I wrote several lengthy posts last fall and winter that reflected on my preparations to teach a new course this spring (bioinformatics lecture and lab for undergraduate biology majors, main post here ). The logistics and intellectual drain of new course pre...
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Data Carpentry hackathon for genomics
I'm pleased to report back from the Data Carpentry (DC) genomics hackathon, which I attended last week with ~26 other folks at Cold Spring Harbor Labs in New York. The goal of this meeting was to develop modules for a DC workshop focused on analysis of next...
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Struggling with assessment.
I'm in the final throes of course design for my bioinformatics class next semester. I've already written a bit about planning the course , and a little about my problems convincing students to take it . I've spent a lot of time getting the computer lab up a...
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Learn how to use the free online teaching tool Socrative (http://www.socrative.com) to assess student learning during workshops.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Kate Hertweck. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Here's a link to the etherpad for this event, which includes other links and places to ask questions: http://pad.software-carpentry.org/swc-instructor-retreat-2015-8PM-UTC
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Bioinformatics "Purity Test": Need more questions!
I'm prepping for the new class I'm teaching this semester, Bioinformatics for Research, and I need help! It's a graduate level class that I'm designing to introduce our Master's students to the basic computational skills they will require to perform common ...
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Debriefing from TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute
I had such good intentions to blog more this summer during my reprieve from class planning, but that obviously didn't work out. A short blog post describing my adventure at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Summer Supercomputing Institute (SSI) in ...
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Under-appreciated Texas wildflowers
In my ongoing quest to balance the computational aspect of my work , I've been working with the East Texas Master Naturalists to continue developing their herbarium collection of local, native plants. It's been a great synergistic relationship: they teach m...
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Formal address.
Right after finishing my PhD, I started preparations to move to North Carolina to begin a job as a postdoctoral researcher. My mother accompanied me on a preliminary scouting trip to find an apartment. I was baffled and a little amused when she made sure po...
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Departmental holiday parties, then and now.
My PhD advisor, Chris Pires, sent me this picture via email a few days ago. It's the two of us at our first holiday party at University of Missouri, during my first year of graduate school in 2005. I think we won trivia or something, and got an awesome grab...
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Science researcher and educator
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evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, genomics
Employment
  • University of Texas at Tyler
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
  • NESCent
    postdoctoral fellow, 2011 - 2014
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Female
Education
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Biology, 2005 - 2011
  • Western Kentucky University
    Biology, History, Communication, 2001 - 2005
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