Discipline: Ecology Environmental and Earth Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Raphael D. Isokpehi - Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Co-Author(s): Katharina Wollenberg Valero, Tia Rusciano, Ahkinyala M. Cobb-Abdullah, Yungkul Kim, Irving Robinson, Christopher Davis, Shukdeb Sen, Elizabeth R. Congdon and Herbert Thompson, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
In August 2014, Bethune-Cookman University, a private HBCU in Florida, received a $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation for a Targeted Infusion Project titled: “Developing Quantitative Expertise in the Undergraduate Biology Curriculum (QEUBiC).” The project has led to the establishment of a Genomics Facility and a Research and Innovation Hub in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics of Bethune-Cookman University. Digital data generating instrumentation purchased include bio-imaging systems, spectro-photometers, sensors, microscopes and a DNA desktop sequencer. A 70” Class Interactive Display System and Interactive Projector were new equipment acquired for interactive data visualization. Additional instrumentation to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research and teaching were also purchased by the administration of Bethune-Cookman University. In conclusion, this set of instrumentation is relevant to developing learning experiences on biological discovery and analysis for undergraduate students.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation HRD-1435186
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,