Presentations

Keycraft, K and Demers, N.E. Strengthening Students’ Information Literacy Skills as They Develop Original Research Proposals for a Scientific Process Course (9th Annual Florida Statewide Symposium: Engagement in Undergraduate Research in Orlando, FL October, 2016)

Demers, N.E.  Challenges of competing interests, logistics, and payoffs in two different restoration projects in southwest Florida. (National Council on Ecosystem Restoration, NCER, Coral Springs, FL, April, 2016)

Demers, N.E.  The Gopher Tortoise, habitat and restoration Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife Lecture series (Sanibel, FL Feb, 2016)

Frost, L, Demers, N.E., Humphries, R, Huffman, T, Johnson, K, and B. Johnson.  Strategies to implement POGIL methods at FGCU.  (Invited: FGCU Teaching Learning Academy, August, 2013)

Blair, W. Demers, N.E., Everham, E. Frost, L., Goebel, A., Gunnels, C. and Rumbold, D. Celebrating 50 years of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (Community Engagement Day, FGCU, April 2013)

Charles Gunnels1, Mustafa Mujtaba1, Edwin M. Everham III2, Brian Bovard2, Mary Kay Cassani2Nora Demers1, James Douglas2, David Fugate2, David Green2, John Griffis2, Ann Hartley2, John Herman2, JoAnn Muller2, Darren Rumbold2, Serge Thomas2, and Aswani Volety2  1 – Department of Biological Sciences & 2 – Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences Funding Panel Simulation on The Scientific Process Course (Best Faculty Poster Award, Research Day, FGCU April 19, 2013)

Demers, Nora Egan (November, 2012) Magnetic water models for understanding chemical bonding (2012 FCR-STEM conference, St. Petersburg, FL)

Demers, Nora and Laurie Coventry-Payne (Oct. 2012) Simple Solutions, Profound Results – Changing attitudes through conservation (North American Association for Environmental Education, Oakland, CA)

Wohlpart, S.L., Demers, N., MacDonald J.H. Jr, and T. Hair (Oct. 2011) The Bonding Properties of water: An Assessment of Student Understanding (Geological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN)

Demers, Nora E (Mar. 2011) Scientific Inadequacies of Evaluating Direct, Indirect, and Cumulative Impacts from Phosphate Mining in the Peace River Watershed (EPA State of the Science Conference (for the Area-Wide Environmental Impact Study) Punta Gorda, FL)

Demers, Nora E (Mar. 2011) Stable δ15N Ratios to Examine Sources of Nitrogen within a Residential Community (Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Watershed Summit Punta Gorda, FL)

Demers, Nora and J Salapska-Gelleri (Nov. 2010)  3-D water model for investigating/assessing fundamental and powerful concepts in the sciences (School  Science and Math Association, Fort Myers, FL)

Gunnels, C.W. and Nora Demers (Nov. 2010) Integrative Teaching in a Large Enrollment Section of Introductory Biology (Schools Science and Math Association, Fort Myers, FL)

Demers, Nora, Gunnels, CG, and J Salapska-Gelleri (2009) Integrative Teaching to Develop SCALE-UP (Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) in General Biology I (AAAS Vision and Change, Washington, D.C.)

Demers, Nora and J Salapska-Gelleri (Jun. 2010) Using 3D water models to investigate fundamental and powerful concepts in the biological sciences (Association for Biology Laboratory Education, (Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.)

Demers, Nora (Feb. 2010) Service Learning in San Carlos Park (Colloquium Service Learning workshop (Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft.Myers, FL),

Demers, Nora E. (Sep. 2009) San Carlos Park/East Mulloch Drainage District-Habitat Restoration Project (Estero Bay Watershed Public Symposium, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft.Myers, FL)

Demers, Nora E. (Sep. 2009) Using stable δN15 ratios to help differentiate nitrogen sources within a residential community and initiatives to improve the East Mulloch Drainage District (Report to the Estero Bay Agency on Bay Management, Fort Myers, FL)

Demers, Nora E., C W. Gunnels IV, and J Salapska-Gelleri (Jul. 2009) Integrative Teaching to Develop SCALE-UP (Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) in General Biology I (Transforming Undergraduate Education in Biology, Washington, DC)

Demers, Nora Egan, E Everham, M Savarese, B Bovard, A Hartley, J . Kakareka, A N Loh, B Brooks, CREW Land and Water Trust, J Cassani, Lee County Hyacinth Control, and M Owen, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (Mar. 2009) Preparing Citizen Scientists via Science Research Opportunities in Southwest Florida Part A K-12 and Post-Secondary Education Part B Community Education (SENCER Washington, DC)

Demers, N., Johnson, L and K. Crawford (Oct. 2008) Florida Gulf Coast University’s President’s Climate Commitment: Collaborative Ventures (Campus and Community Sustainability Conference, Orlando, FL)

Demers, N., Meers, M, Savarese, M and E. Everham (Sep. 2008) Scientific Process- the entry course for a two-year Research Plan for Undergraduate Students (Florida Statewide Symposium in Undergraduate Education- Orlando, FL)

Salapska-Gelleri, Joanna and N. Demers (May 2008) Assessment of Content Knowledge for Diagram or Text-Based Self-Explaining (Association for Psychological Sciences National Convention, Chicago, IL)

Demers, N. and David W. Ceilley (2008) Using Stable δ15N Ratios and Biological Diversity to Examine Effectiveness of Restoration Efforts within a Residential Community- Another Tool for the TMDL Toolbox. (GEER  Conference Naples, FL)

Demers, N. (Jan. 2008) Using stable isotope ratios to determine sources of Nitrogen in a residential community  (Everglades Coalition, Captiva Island, FL)

Spurfeld, C., Long, C., and N.E. Demers (Oct. 2007) Preliminary results of a Gopher tortoise relocation project at Gator Hole Preserve, Lee County, FL (Gopher Tortoise Council, Milton, FL)

Demers, N.E. and J. Salapska-Gelleri (Oct. 2007) Storyboarding water properties: Assessment of students learning as part of program assessment? (Whitaker Center (Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft.Myers, FL)

Demers,N.E. (Aug. 2006) Using Contemporary Issues to Teach Skeptical Inquiry: An Approach to Improve Science and Information Literacy among Undergraduates. Invited speaker for panel on Science Education: Vital Connection of Science to the Public Sphere (19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, IN)

Demers, N.E. & D. Rosenthal (Apr. 2006) Improving Information Literacy Among Undergraduates First Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, (Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft.Myers, FL)

Demers, N.E. (Mar. 2006) The Gopher Tortoise: A species in decline. A presentation by the Gopher Tortoise Council modified by Nora Demers for Barefoot Beach Preserve, Collier County Parks Revised for the Nature Place, City of Bonita Spring

Demers, N.E. (2005) An Evaluation of a required Upper-Division Liberal Studies Core Curriculum Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Towson, MD

Demers, N.E. (Aug. 2004) Engaging Students in Issues in Science and Technology: A Mechanism to Introduce Current Issues and Improve Information and Technological Literacy. Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, Big Sky, MT

Demers, N.E. (Mar. 2004) The Acute Effects Of A Handling Stressor On Select Oreochromis aureus Plasma Components. Eastern Fish Health Workshop, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

McKnight, R.K. & N.E. Demers (May 2002) Evaluating Course Website Utilization by Students Using Web Tracking Software: A Constructivists Approach. TCC 2002: Hybrid Dreams The Next Leap for Internet-Mediated Learning Seventh Annual Teaching in the Community Colleges Online Conference.

McKnight, R, Demers, N.E. & D. Jaeger (Apr. 2002) Evaluating Course Website Utilization by Students Using Web Tracking Software. Florida Gulf Coast University Annual Research Day Poster Competition.

Malenfant, C. & N.E. Demers (Nov. 2001) Working together for Information Literacy in an Upper-Division Science Class. Information Strategies Conference (peer-reviewed and limited acceptance). Ft. Myers, FL

Demers, N.E., Malenfant, C. & M. Rosenthal (Nov. 2001) Science for All: Issues in Science and Technology. Higher Education Consortium Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg, FL.

Demers, N.E. & C. Malenfant (Oct. 2001) Teaching and Pedagogy Unite in Issues in Science and Technology. Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Annual Meeting (peer-reviewed and limited acceptance). St. Louis, MO.

Demers, N.E. (Nov. 2000) Tools for Teaching: Metaphors, Jeopardy and Poster presentations. Higher Education Consortium Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg, FL

Bayne, C.J., Demers, N.E. & L. Gerwick (Aug. 2000) The Modulation of Innate Immunity Plenary Lecture. 11th Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Association for Developmental and Comparative Immunology.

Meers, M.B., Demers, N.E. & M. Savarese (Jun. 2000) Scientific Process: A Course Introducing the Philosophy, Methods, and Ethics of Science. Evolution 2000, Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, The American Society of Naturalists. The Society of Systematic Biologists, and The Association of Tropical Biologists.

Demers, N.E. (Apr. 2000) Environmental Stressors and Innate Immunity: Is there a Correlation? Comparative Immunology Symposium, Florida International University. Miami, FL.

Sullivan, D. B. & N.E. Demers (Apr. 1999) Engendering Critical Thinking with Reflective and Self-Evaluative Web Board Experiences: Tenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, FL.

Demers, N. E., Kakareka, J., Sullivan, D. B., Everham, E. E., McDonald, M., Tolley, S. G. and J. Wisdom (Apr. 1999) Integrating Arts & Sciences Learning at FGCU A progress report: Tenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, FL.

Baylen, D. & N.E. Demers (Feb. 1999) Electronic conversations, delusions and hallucinations: Interactive communication issues in a computer-mediated classroom: AECT (Association for Educational Communications & Technology). Houston, TX.

Demers, N. E., Mayberry, S., Sullivan, B., Bevins, T. & P. Greene (Dec. 1998) Using Web-Based Bulletin Boards as an “Added Dimension” in Face-to-Face Classes: Strategic Alliance for Distance Learning, Fourth Annual Distance Learning Conference. Naples, FL.

Demers, N. E. (Mar. 1998). Does acute stress enhance innate immunity? Eastern Fish Health Workshop. Plymouth, MA.

Savarese, M., Demers, N. E. & M. Meers (Feb. 1998). “Scientific Process”: A course introducing the philosophy, methods, and ethics of science in preparation for independent research American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA.

Demers, N. E. (Jul. 1997) Acute plasma hormonal changes within minutes of acute stress in rainbow trout: International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunologists Meeting. Williamsburg, VA.

Demers, N. E. Gerwick, L. & C.J. Bayne (Apr. 1996) Why Anesthetize? Poster presentation: Conference on Modulation of Immune Responses: The Evolutionary Trail. Maui, HI.

 

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