MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
CERIA Building
Room 204

Phone: (505) 277-1358
Fax: (505) 277-1351

Presentations and Publications


Undergraduate Biology Education Research - Gordon Conference

12-17 July 2015, Lewiston, Maine

A. K. Monfils, S. Ickert-Bond, S. V. Edwards, E. A. Lacey, K. C. Bell, and J. A. Cook - Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs - AIM-UP!

Evolution 2015

26-30 June 2015, Guarujá, Brazil

Kayce Bell, Enrique Lessa, Scott Edwards, Stefanie Ickert-Bond, Eileen Lacey, Robert Guralnick, Anna Monfils, Joseph Cook - AIM-UP! Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Evolution Programs. Poster - English Portuguese Spanish

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

21 May 2015, Gainesville, Florida

Galbreath, K. AIM-UP!: Bringing data to educators at small institutions. Presentation

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories
2015 Annual Meeting

5 - 9 May 2015, Phoenix, Arizona

Campbell, Mariel. The Role of Museum-Based Biorepositories and Biodiversity Databases in Infectious Disease Discovery and Epidemiology: An Example from the Division of Genomic Resources, Museum of Southwestern Biology.

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meetings

 5-8 November 2014, Berlin, Germany

Tracy A. Heath, Eileen A. Lacey, Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond, Scott V. Edwards, Kayce C. Bell, & Joseph A. Cook - AIM-UP! Museum-Based Approaches to Increasing Core Competencies in Undergraduate Education. Presentation

Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting - Botany 2014

26 - 30 July 2014, Boise, ID

Ickert-Bond, S.M., J.S. Metzgar, M. Hirotsugu, K.B. Pigg. BACK: Biodiversity Assessment using Coal “Kugeln” (Coal Balls). Poster

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

June 2014, Cardiff, Wales

J. T. Giermakowski, M. J. Ryan, and J. A. Cook – Collections as a source of data for education, conservation, and monitoring change in a time of extinction: an amphibian example. Presentation

J. T. Giermakowski, A. K. Monfils, S. Ickert-Bond, S. V. Edwards, E. A. Lacey, K. C. Bell, and J. A. Cook – Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs. Poster

American Society of Mammalogists      

Symposium – Museum Resources in Undergraduate Education

9 June 2014, Oklahoma City, OK

E. A. Lacey – AIMING UP: Museum Resources in Undergraduate Education. Presentation

J. A. Cook – Advancing the Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Education. Presentation

K. C. Bell – Engaging Biology Students Through Digital Data. Presentation

L. F. Alexander – AIM-UP! Education Modules in Undergraduate Classrooms. Presentation

E. P. Lessa – Learning About Phylogenetics Using Collections and Public Databases. Presentation

C. Welch – Using Museum Specimens for Engaging Students from Underrepresented Groups. Presentation

Small Collections Network Webinar

9 June 2014

Josh Whorley, AIM-UP!: Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs. Webinar

Northwest Biology Instructor's Organization

2 - 4 May, 2014 Bellevue, WA

Josh Whorely. Teaching fundamental biological concepts & providing research-based experiences using museum collections data. Presentation

Collections for the 21st Century Symposium

5 - 6 May, 2014 Gainesville, FL

J. A. Cook.  Building Critical Scientific Infrastructure for Key Societal Issues. Presentation

Small Collections Workshop

8-9 April 2014, Central Michigan University

K. E. Galbreath. An Introduction to AIM-UP! Presentation

iDigBio E&O Workshop

16 - 17th January 2014, Gainesville, FL

J. A. Cook. An Introduction to AIM-UP! Presentation

Association of Science-Technology Centers

19 October 2013, Albuquerque, NM

Bell, K.C. and J.A. Cook. Presentation

Curso de Biodiversidad, Ecologίa y Conservación de Los Roedores Neotropicales

26 July 2013, Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru

Bell, K.C., J.L. Dunnum, F. Salazar-Miralles, J.A. Cook. Colecciones de Los Museos en el Internet y en La Sala de Clases. Presentation - SpanishEnglish  

American Society of Mammalogists 

June 2013, Philadelphia, PA

Bell, K., J.A. Cook, E. A. Lacey. Incorporating Natural History Collections into Undergraduate Education. Poster  

CollectionsWeb Meeting 

2 May 2013, Washington D.C.

Cook, J.A.. An Introduction to AIM-UP! Presentation  

AISES National Conference

Nov. 1 - 3, 2012, Anchorage Alaska

Presentations at AISES

  • Winker, K., Ickert-Bond, S.M., and A. López. Using Natural History Collections in Biodiversity Research and Education at    a University Museum.
  • López, A., Ickert-Bond, S.M. and K. Winker. Improving STEM Teaching Through Integrating and Building Natural History Collections: Applications for Understanding Climate Change, Sustainability, and Adaptation.

Evolution Society

July 6 - 10, 2012, Ottawa, Canada

Kohli, B., J. Malaney, K. Bell, and J. Cook. Aim-UP! Integrating museums into undergraduate education. Poster  


18 October 2011, Radford, VA. 

Cook, J.A.., E. Lacey, S. Ickert-Bond, and S. V. Edwards. Collections-based Approaches to Undergraduate Education. Presentation 

Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting - Botany 2011

9-13 July 2011, St. Louis, MO

Ickert-Bond, S.M., C.C. Cicero, J.A. Cook, S.A. Ewards, E.A. Lacey. AIM-UP! A research coordinating network to increase the use of museum collections in undergraduate education. 


June 2011, Norman, OK

Demboski, J. R., J. A. Cook, E. A. Lacey, S. Ickert-Bond, and S.V. Edwards Poster

American Society of Mammalogists

June 2011. Portland, OR.

Cook, J.A.., E. A. Lacey, S. Ickert-Bond, and S. V. Edwards. AIM-UP! 

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

May, 2011, San Francisco, CA

Lacey, E., C. C. Cicero, J. A. Cook. S. Ickert-Bond, and S.V. Edwards. 2011. AIM-UP! Poster


Lacey, E. A., T. T. Hammond, A. Mast, R. P. Guralnick, A. Monfils, J. McCormack, L. Ellwood, P. Soltis, D. Soltis, K. Bell, S. M. Ickert-Bond, S. V. Edwards, and J. A. Cook. In Review. Climate Change, Collections and the Classroom: Using Big Data to Tackle Big Problems. International Journal of Science Education

Cook, J.A., E. A. Lacey, S. M. Ickert-Bond , E. P. Hoberg, K. E. Galbreath, K. C. Bell, S. E. Greiman, B. S. McLean, S. V. Edwards. 2016. From Museum Cases to the Classroom: Emerging Opportunities for Specimen-Based Education, Pp in Pavlinov, I., ed. “Aspects of Biodiversity” Volume 54 of the Archives of Zoological Museum of Moscow State University. In press.

Cook, J.A., S. V. Edwards, E. LaceyR. P. GuralnickP. S. SoltisD. E. SoltisC. WelchK. C. BellK. E. GalbreathC. HimesJ. M. Allen, T. A. Heath, A. C. Carnaval, K. L. Cooper, M. Liu, J. Hanken, and S. Ickert-Bond. 2014. Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education. BioScience 64:725-734. 

Ho, S-H. and J. A. Cook. 2013. Co-Evolving Pedagogies. ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology. Vol. 2 published online

Dunnum, J. L., and J. A. Cook. 2012. Gerrit Smith Miller: His influence on the enduring legacy of natural history collections. Mammalia, 76:365-373.