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BIOL 516 - Research Academy for Teachers

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
This course is specifically designed to train classroom teachers in a more research-based laboratory setting. The understanding of scientific processes and techniques requires intense hands-on training. This rigorous course will provide a deeper understanding of cellular, molecular or field biology and will apply cutting edge techniques using advanced instrumentation. This course will help to solidify and expand students’ basic knowledge of biology, allowing them to apply their knowledge to a concrete research problem throughout the six week course. Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques specific to biological research in specific topic areas. Through reading the primary literature, students will define a specific problem on which to focus. Subsequently, they will apply the techniques they have learned to answer their experimental question. The goal is to provide high school teachers with a research-rich laboratory experience while more deeply exploring cellular biology. Repeatable: may earn a maximum of 12 credits. Offered summer session.