Plenary VIII:
Integrating teaching and research

Plenary VIII:
Integrating teaching and research

Saturday, December 6, 2003
3:30 - 4:15 pm

Presenters:
David Lynn, Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry- Emory University
Ethel D. Stanley, Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium- Beloit College
Paula J.S. Martin, Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Science and Studies Department- Juniata College

In order to attract students to STEM careers departments and programs must develop curriculum steeped in the process of scientific research from the very first courses. In this session panelists will introduce several innovative strategies to integrate faculty and advanced student research into the first courses, as well as advanced courses. Dr. David Lynn (Emory) will present a freshman seminar, designed and conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral students around their own research. He will address how this model may be adapted to both faculty and advanced undergraduate research at primarily undergraduate institutions. Dr. Ethel Stanley and Dr. Larry Blumer will present several investigative cases developed by faculty to immerse first year students in scientific investigations. Dr. Paula Martin and Dr. Veronique Delesalle will present laboratories modeled on their research. After brief plenary presentations, breakout session will separate to address each model and to identify how it might be adapted to the home institution.