2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with M. Paros

Fall 2012, Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 quarters

Michael Paros veterinary medicine
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
biology and veterinary medicine.

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. This independent learning opportunity allows advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. Students typically begin by working in apprenticeship 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, written and oral communication, collaboration, and critical thinking that are valuable for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Mike Paros (biology, veterinary medicine) is interested in animal health and diseases that affect the animal agriculture industry. Currently funded research includes the development of bacteriophage therapy for dairy cattle uterine infections, calf salmonellosis, and mastitis. A number of hands-on laboratory projects are available to students interested in pursuing careers in science.

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