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InsectARium project featured on the junaio Blog

Our group’s virtual insect collection outreach is featured at the junaio Blog under the title “InsectARium – Beyond a Bug in a Box”. The link to the original blog post is here.

SCAN presentation at the 2014 iDigBio Education and Outreach Workshop by Melody Basham


Here are slides for the “SCAN: Moving Beyond the K-12 Paradigm” presentation, given by Melody Basham at the 2014 iDigbio Education & Outreach Workshop.

SCAN Education and Outreach Presentation

InsectARium: Seeking Learning App Evaluators


If you have access to or own an iPad, iPhone, Android, or tablet, then you can be a learning app evaluator! Go here for more information on how you can help.

Or utilize the quick links to the Insectarium DEMO Instructions and Survey.

A few slots still open for the Bad and Ugly Halloween Event!

2013-07-10 10.23.57There are still slots available for volunteers to help with our upcoming Bugs: The Bad and the Ugly Halloween Event!  The event takes place on Saturday, October 26th, from 10-4 pm at the Museum for Youth in Mesa, AZ. We anticipate 300-400 visitors to attend this exhibit which will feature specimens from our collections, live insects and spiders, monster sized models, augmented reality bugs, and even some bed bugs! Contact Melody at access2discovery @ for  more information.

taxonbytes inaugural post

Welcome to taxonbytes (, the new WordPress-based website and multi-member blog for people, projects, and miscellaneous news and comments in and around the Franz Lab (formerly at in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. taxonbytes – all small letters is the preferred rendering – embodies our new slogan “from specimens to language, logic, and learning”. The latter is meant to reflect the lab’s primary focus on traditional, specimen-based systematics research, leading to improved classifications of insects and other invertebrate taxa. We oversee the future development of ASU’s Hasbrouck Insect Collection (ASUHIC). The lab is furthermore active in a number of biodiversity informatics initiatives such as Symbiota (via SCAN), mx, and the logic-centered Euler Project. Pushing the envelope towards a more knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) compatible systematic practice is among our central goals. Last not least we are engaged in translating knowledge gained through our work with specimens and in systematics into an innovative outreach program which includes the Arium3D Project.

taxonbytes is intended to be an open, evolving platform that will allow the lab members to interact, interconnect, and showcase our professional endeavors in a virtual setting. Stay put for upcoming content.