Sue Cook, Educational Council Chair
As outgoing chair, I'd like to thank all current council members for their help and
support over the past three years and welcome John Pilger on-board as incoming chair. John
has been one of the most active council members during my term and I'm certain that he
will provide strong leadership and a wealth of innovative ideas to strengthen SICB's
educational involvement over the next three years.
To bring everyone up-to-date, the SICB career brochure is still in process, but should
be printed by the end of the year. Nina Caris has worked very hard on this demanding task.
The council and the SICB Business Office are currently planning to schedule a brief
information session to present the brochure to the membership at the Boston meeting. More
details will be forthcoming.
Also for Boston, Daphne Fautin is organizing an innovative half-day hands-on workshop
to provide experiences you can use in teaching, resources to take home with you, and
demonstrations of innovative approaches to learning. The workshop will be the first in a
continuing series on "Integrative and Comparative Biology in the Classroom" and
will expose participants to some examples of the new ways to provide experience and
transmit information that technology provides (see box for more details). A second, more
in-depth session on computers in the classroom is in the planning stages for the Denver
Because the number of participants is limited by availability of terminals,
pre-registration will be required. There will also be a small $20 fee to cover use of a
workshop site away from the main meeting and transportation to that site. Look for details
in the SICB 1998 Annual Meeting Registration Packet and plan to attend!
In closing, I'd like to thank the members of SICB for the opportunity to serve the
society as Educational Council chair. I've learned a lot and hope that I have made a