Discipline: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Seema Dhir - Biology Department, Fort Valley State University, GA
Co-Author(s): Celia Dodd and Kaneatra Simmons, Biology Department, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA 31030
One of the objectives of the targeted infusion project is to integrate biotechnology concepts into three upper-division biology courses. New, inquiry-based laboratory modules are developed to strengthen student’s knowledge of core concepts in biotechnology. Additionally, the introduction of a new course in scientific communication, mentored undergraduate research, and integration of cyber-instruction to provide anytime, anywhere access to instructional modules and supplemental resources are sought to yield gains in student learning, self-efficacy and motivation to pursue a STEM career. A pre-/post-survey is administered in the newly designed courses to assess the impact of these interventions. Preliminary results indicate gains in research self-efficacy and interest in pursuing a biotechnology career.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF TIP award no. 1818695
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: HBCU-UP