Event Title

The X-Lab: A Cross-Disciplinary STEM Laboratory Program Targeted to Lower-Division Pre-Health Majors

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Burnett Honors College

Start Date

14-10-2011 5:30 PM

End Date

14-10-2011 7:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Bioscience research is increasingly interdisciplinary and quantitative, spanning the STEM disciplines. However, lower-division science courses at major research universities are typically taught by separate departments with little or no coordination between disciplines. Consequently, undergraduate students compartmentalize their STEM knowledge along traditional disciplinary lines despite our protestation that modern research is cross-disciplinary. As part of the HHMIsupported Science for Life Program, we are developing the CrossDisciplinary Science Laboratory (“X-Laboratory”) program, a threesemester, six-credit series of introductory laboratory courses designed to train first- and second-year students in fundamental and advanced bioscience research techniques integrated with inquirybased, cross-disciplinary instruction in foundation STEM concepts.

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The X-Lab: A Cross-Disciplinary STEM Laboratory Program Targeted to Lower-Division Pre-Health Majors

Burnett Honors College

Bioscience research is increasingly interdisciplinary and quantitative, spanning the STEM disciplines. However, lower-division science courses at major research universities are typically taught by separate departments with little or no coordination between disciplines. Consequently, undergraduate students compartmentalize their STEM knowledge along traditional disciplinary lines despite our protestation that modern research is cross-disciplinary. As part of the HHMIsupported Science for Life Program, we are developing the CrossDisciplinary Science Laboratory (“X-Laboratory”) program, a threesemester, six-credit series of introductory laboratory courses designed to train first- and second-year students in fundamental and advanced bioscience research techniques integrated with inquirybased, cross-disciplinary instruction in foundation STEM concepts.