APPLY HERE. Application due date: January 25, 2017
Email Dr Nathan Reyna for more information.
The AR:CURE project is excited to announce a new synthetic biology faculty workshop June 18 to 21, 2017, hosted by Ouachita Baptist University. This 3-day workshop will give faculty expertise to begin a Course-embedded Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) at their institutions. This workshop is 100% funded thorugh an NSF RII Track 1 EPSCoR Grant. There is no cost associated with this workshop. Additionally, funds are available to offset a portion of travel expenses. Faculty from regional two-year undergraduate institutions, HBCUs, HSIs, and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.
We will conduct a workshop on synthetic biology as a means to provide complete information on using this technology in a CURE at community colleges and four-year institutions. While many research programs only involve a small number of upper level students each semester, the incorporation of research into the classroom expands the number of students involved in experimental research, benefiting a larger number of diverse students and potentially increasing scholastic rigor across entire academic programs.
The workshop will focus on the techniques of BioBrick assembly, molecular biology, and bioinformatics (computer science). A strong focus will be put on classroom implementation strategies and pedagogy. Our goal is to help faculty from schools that traditionally do not conduct student-oriented research projects to begin a feasible research program. We will supply faculty with the training, logistical support, and supplies to begin a synthetic biology CURE at their home institution. We encourage all participating schools to have their students present their research in the summer of 2018 at research venues to be discussed at the workshop.
The dates are: Sunday June 18th to Wednesday June 21st
For more information about the AR:CURE project, contact Dr Nathan Reyna.