Event Title

Advancing STEM by Adding Authentic Research and Service-Learning to Upper-Division Electives

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

Student Union, Key West 218 B

Start Date

19-10-2012 4:15 PM

End Date

19-10-2012 5:00 PM

Description/Abstract

To boost the number of undergraduates actively involved in research, and to enhance the science communication skills of these students, I have transformed my upper-division, elective Marine Biology course into research/service-learning course that showcases what is possible. In this 25-person class, all individuals participated in research projects over the course of the semester that would add to the current literature. My students were also connected with public school educators, and they developed presentations for K-8th grade classrooms based on their research. All presented their results at on-campus Research and Service-Learning Showcases.

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Oct 19th, 4:15 PM Oct 19th, 5:00 PM

Advancing STEM by Adding Authentic Research and Service-Learning to Upper-Division Electives

Student Union, Key West 218 B

To boost the number of undergraduates actively involved in research, and to enhance the science communication skills of these students, I have transformed my upper-division, elective Marine Biology course into research/service-learning course that showcases what is possible. In this 25-person class, all individuals participated in research projects over the course of the semester that would add to the current literature. My students were also connected with public school educators, and they developed presentations for K-8th grade classrooms based on their research. All presented their results at on-campus Research and Service-Learning Showcases.