Bob Bateman* and Paul Craig** recently wrote an article entitled, “A Proficiency Rubric for Biomacromolecular 3D Literacy“, for the Education Corner of the PDB newsletter, where they presented three levels of 3D biomolecular literacy: Introductory Biology (novice level), Biochemistry/Cell Biology (amateur level) and Structural Biology Graduate Student (expert level). Together with Lea Michel** their goal is to develop structural biology educational resources for teaching, that will include assessment according to these rubrics.
As a first step, Bob, Paul and Lea are conducting a survey that addresses the uses of molecular visualization in education. The survey includes 11 multiple choice questions and 3 open ended questions. They have included comment boxes on many of the multiple choice questions in case there is not a choice or set of choices that accurately reflects your perspective. In that case, please indicate your choice in the comment box. We anticipate it will take your 15-25 minutes to complete.
Please take this short time to answer the survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/62TL6ZJ) If the response to the survey is good, the plan is to compile the results and submit a manuscript to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.
* Bob Bateman is a professor of biochemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
** Paul Craig and Lea Michel are professors in the Department of Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
P.s. while you’re at it, you might want to revisit our poll on your favourite macromolecular viewer.