a shared vision for change

As a PULSE Ambassador you will learn to communicate, collaborate, facilitate and move toward a common goal.

The time has come for all biology faculty, particularly those who teach undergraduates, to develop a coordinated and sustainable plan for implementing sound principles of teaching and learning to improve the quality of undergraduate biology education nationwide.

-Vision and Change, 2011


Ambassadors are trained to understand and use facilitative leadership and communication strategies that focus on empowering change.



Ambassadors learn to identify a department’s vision and the barriers to achieving that vision by harnessing the power of collaboration.



    As an Ambassador you will have access to tools necessary to help biology departments work with multiple stakeholders to achieve common goals.

    “As we think about the content that must be introduced in undergraduate biology education, we really are talking about the need to teach future biologists, doctors, chemists, and poets, my grandchildren’s future science teachers, U.S. presidents and members of Congress and state legislators, and school board members.”

    —Alan Leshner, AAAS, Vision and Change
    Conference Cochair


    “Scientists should be no more willing to fly blind in their teaching than they are in scientific research, where no new investigation is begun without an
    extensive examination of what is already known.”

    — Bruce Alberts, NRC, 1997


    The PULSE Ambassadors Program is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) RCN-UBE award 1624182, with previous support under EAGER award 1355771.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within pulseambassadors.org are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.




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