Interconnected Communities for Biological Research: Integrating Undergraduates

Sunday, February 19, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 116-117 (VCC West Building)
Global scales of excellence in biology in tomorrow's world require new collaborations among cohorts of academics at all career stages in many research laboratories with colleagues from around the world. These models for biological research use innovative tools, excellent mentoring, and communication tools that impart a strong understanding of just how the scientific process works. Undergraduates build lifelong strong experiences and passion for biology by asking their own questions, adding their own observations, and often participating in reporting their contributions at biological professional society meetings. The speakers are from three different research environments. Each contributes to an educated undergraduate populace and demonstrates that innovative undergraduate inclusions in all research laboratories are possible. The presentations include participant research outcomes, multidisciplinary and quantitative approaches, implementation techniques of research experiences, and innovative uses of digital information in today's biology research laboratory.
M. Patricia Morse, University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories
Susan Singer, Carleton College
Peter Bruns, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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