Fall BIO 101 Course

Fall Semester (BIO 101 - Seminar series)

The first one-credit hour course, Careers & Research in Math & Science will give early exposure to the fascinations and endless possibilities of STEM disciplines, modern trends and applications, the variety and diversifying STEM careers available, hands-on experiences, and interactions with successful in STEM disciplines hold potential to boost student persistence via evoking enthusiasm and facilitating the quest for a student’s ‘correct fit.’  Course meetings will be conducted by research faculty from across campus, invited external STEM experts, recent alumni, STEM-based entrepreneurs, civic leaders, policy makers and state STEM educators and administrators.  This course will be team-facilitated highlighting “team science” and interdisciplinary approaches.  This course will be taught in the classroom and on-site visits.

BIO 101-001 Course schedule - Fall 2016

 

meeting

#

 

Date

 

format

 

topic

 

1

 

08/29/2016

 

Seminar

Introduction to STEMCats and BIO 100/299 by Dr. Vincent Cassone

 

09/05/2016

Labor day, no class

 

2

 

09/12/2016

 

Seminar

Substance abuse: Dr. Chana Akins, Dr. Jennifer

Havens, Dr. Mark Prendergast

 

3

 

09/19/2016

 

Seminar

Spring research projects: Dr. Randal Voss, Dr. Aardra Kachroo, Dr. Yang Jiang

 

4

 

09/26/2016

 

Fun-science

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5

 

10/03/2016

 

Seminar

Caring for animals: Dr. Lynne Cassone, Dr. Josh

Brown, Dr. Karl Dawson

 

6

 

10/10/2016

 

Seminar

Environmental management: Emerging technologies: Dr. John Cox, Dr. Isabel Escobar, Dr. Carmen Agouridis

 

7

 

10/17/2016

 

Fun-science

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8

 

10/24/2016

 

Seminar

STEM research that contribute to medical advances: Dr. Jose Abisambra, Dr. Tsten Yeshi,

Dr. Tom Dziubla

 

9

 

10/31/2016

 

Seminar

Research and careers in pure sciences: Dr. David

Westneat, Dr. Susan Gardner, Dr. Anne-Frances

Miller

 

10

 

11/07/2016

 

Fun-science

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11

 

11/14/2016

 

Seminar

Entering Pharmacy, Dental, and PA School: Ms. Sharon Gonzales, Ms. Julia Flannery, representative from College of Dentistry

 

12

 

11/21/2016

 

Seminar

Energy for the future: Dr. Eduardo Santillan- Jimenez, Dr. David Link, Dr. Kenneth Graham

 

13

 

11/28/2016

 

Seminar

On being a doctor: Dr. Carol Elam, Dr. Wanda

Gonsalves

 

14

 

12/05/2016

 

Seminar

wrap-up session by Dr. Vincent Cassone and mentors


 

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