2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry

Summer 2013 quarter

Lydia McKinstry organic chemistry , Michael Paros veterinary medicine , Clarissa Dirks biology , Lalita Calabria botany, phytochemistry, systematics , Benjamin Simon microbiology
Fields of Study
biology, botany, chemistry and natural history

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. Research opportunities allow science students to work on specific projects associated with faculty members’ expertise. Students typically begin by working in an apprenticeship model with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. These are valuable skills for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Faculty offering undergraduate research opportunities are listed below. Please go to the Research Opportunities catalog view for additional information. Contact the faculty directly if you are interested.

  • Lalita Calabria
  • Lydia McKinstry
  • Benjamin Simon
  • Clarissa Dirks
  • Michael Paros
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Offered During
Day, Evening and Weekend