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Biology Scholars Program
ASM Education Department
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Undergraduate students – biology majors, Undergraduate students – general education or non-science majors
-Molecular Biology and Genetics, Critical Review of the Medical Literature, Genomics and Bioinformatics—each of these courses focuses on experimental design and honing of scientific critical thinking skills using modern research advances in biology as a backdrop.
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Do students in an introductory biology survey laboratory with a focus on an “authentic” research project demonstrate improved student learning gains when the project provides experiences from the full diversity of the life sciences as opposed to a singularly-focused project?
In other words, does the provision for full content coverage in this lab improve the experience for students over one in which content coverage is not provided?
How students think and feel about a learning experience (satisfaction, reaction), How students change their feelings about abilities or intentions to continue in science based on a learning experience (efficacy, interest, motivation)