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APS Contact: Stacy Brooks


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APS Expands Archive of Teaching Resources into The Life Science Teaching Resource Community

New community offers more than 6,000 free, scientifically-accurate teaching resources for life science educators

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the relaunch of the APS Archive of Teaching Resources as the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC). This transition marks a culmination of efforts of APS and several other scientific societies to advance the Archive of Teaching Resources beyond an online library into a community of practice for life science educators at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

The LifeSciTRC offers more than 6,000 free, scientifically-accurate teaching resources along with new tools that allow educators to share their ideas and teaching expertise including:

  • Community pages with news and recommended teaching resources
  • Blogs focusing on classroom and science topics relevant to educators
  • Forums for educator-led discussions
  • Resource rating and commenting areas where educators can share their experiences of using resources
  • Monthly newsletters highlighting community members, news, and resources

In addition to the new name, the LifeSciTRC will feature three new scientific society partners: The Physiological Society, Genetics Society of America, and American Society of Plant Biologists. These societies will join the current partners: APS, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, Society for Developmental Biology, American Association of Anatomists, Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, and Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.

Educators looking for new teaching ideas or interaction with other educators are invited to visit and discover what we have to offer. For more information, contact Miranda Byse, PhD, Program Manager at or 240-743-8045.

Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 10,500 members and publishes 15 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.



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