|The grant effort is
divided into 4 sections:
- Student Research and
Broadening Access to Science
- Student Research Grants
- Stipends to Support
- Creation of a Biological
Sciences Undergraduate Research Facility
- Support to attend
- Curriculum Development
- Incorporation of
inquiry-based activities in undergraduate laboratories
- Development around 5
- Replicate Model-multiple
lab sections collect data using same experimental model and
use course-wide data for analysis.
- Rolling Model-one
section sets up an experiment, the next section collects the
data and designs the next logical experiment in a collective
- Sequential Model-students
explore different aspects of the same phenomenon at three
hierarchical levels (molecular, organismal, population).
- Successional Model-maintain
databases of data collected from subsequent semesters to allow
students to build on previous research rather than re-discover
the same facts.
- Feedback Model-students
from upper-level courses serve as teaching assistants for
general-education level courses.
- Recruit a faculty member
with Bioinformatics and Biometry expertise to assist in the
implementation of these models into existing laboratory courses.
- Equipment and Laboratory
- Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology Teaching Lab- a teaching lab will be
renovated and equipped to support biochemical and molecular
- General Education
Biology Labs- a portable multimedia cart will be obtained to
access Internet based databases to support the above inquiry-based
- Expansion of
Greenhouse Facility-the current greenhouse will be expanded to
provide the space for student research projects involving
- Precollege Outreach and K-12
- High School Research
Scholar Program-direct support to High School Biology
students' research projects and classroom support for teachers.
- Summer Science
Leadership Institutes-sharing of inquiry-based approaches with
regional science teachers during annual summer workshops.