Title

10. Collaborative, Specialized Partitioning of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience for Majors and Allied Health Biology Students

Presenter Information

Josemaria GarciaFollow

Faculty Mentor(s)

Evan Lampert

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Biology

Location

Floor

Start Date

22-3-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

22-3-2019 12:00 PM

Description/Abstract

The objectives of this project were to measure a student’s ability to go complete a research report and to observe demonstrations of key fundamental research aspects such as understanding scientific works, collecting and entering data, analyzing and creating graphs, and overall how to write a lab report. Working with Principles of Biology II and Microbiology classes, students were provided with a topic and methodology respective to their class; however, groups within the classes had the freedom to create their own hypotheses and theses, choose how to collect and interpret data, make charts and graphs, and ultimately write a lab report. Students were asked how they felt performing such tasks at the beginning and end of the Bugs in Bugs project, where they rated each aspect from 1 to 5 and wrote about any other kind of research work they may have done in the past. An understanding of scientific works and research on a fundamental level is important to everyone, not only scientists, because otherwise it is difficult to engage in and discuss science-related issues; this is crucial in the modern era where science grows ever so more politicized and polarized.

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10. Collaborative, Specialized Partitioning of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience for Majors and Allied Health Biology Students

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The objectives of this project were to measure a student’s ability to go complete a research report and to observe demonstrations of key fundamental research aspects such as understanding scientific works, collecting and entering data, analyzing and creating graphs, and overall how to write a lab report. Working with Principles of Biology II and Microbiology classes, students were provided with a topic and methodology respective to their class; however, groups within the classes had the freedom to create their own hypotheses and theses, choose how to collect and interpret data, make charts and graphs, and ultimately write a lab report. Students were asked how they felt performing such tasks at the beginning and end of the Bugs in Bugs project, where they rated each aspect from 1 to 5 and wrote about any other kind of research work they may have done in the past. An understanding of scientific works and research on a fundamental level is important to everyone, not only scientists, because otherwise it is difficult to engage in and discuss science-related issues; this is crucial in the modern era where science grows ever so more politicized and polarized.