Real science research means big universities and think-tanks, right? Think again. Bellevue College is changing the way biology is taught at community colleges statewide. Its project has boosted the number of students interested in pursuing STEM (short for science, technology, engineering and math) majors and careers. The secret is empowering undergraduate students to conduct real research and sharing their findings with scientists.
The ComGen: Community College Genomics Research Initiative, which Science magazine identified in a recent article as one of the nation’s pioneering community college research projects, was created at Bellevue College several years ago with a National Science Foundation grant.
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