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Caldwell Salt Lake City Community College AAAS 2011

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Project based learning through two mechanisms: the Innovabio CRO and the Distributed Gene Discovery project

Project based learning through two mechanisms: the Innovabio CRO and the Distributed Gene Discovery project

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  • 1. Project Based Learning
    Two Strategies we are using at Salt Lake Community College
    Centralized Projects
    Decentralized Projects
    Distributed Gene Discovery Project
    InnovaBio CRO
  • 2. Alejandro PabonResearch Technician, InnovaBio
    Mary NelsonAssistant Director, InnovaBio
    Adam BlaszczakDirector, InnovaBio
  • 3. Active Projects
    Protein Expression and Purification
    Four proteins for three clients
    Cell culture
    Cloning
    Human genomic DNA
    cDNA from total RNA
    Mutagenesis
    Plant/Fungus RNA and DNA extraction
    Species identification
    Gene expression
    Quantitative/Real time PCR for Gene Expression
    Phage Display
  • 4. Internal control over the Internship/Project Experience
    New Intern Training
    Lab orientation and safety
    Simple plasmid DNA manipulation
    Protein expression
    Lab math problem sets
    Skills assessment and project assignment
    Regular mentoring addressing techniques and experimental design
    Evaluation of intern performance every 1-2 months
  • 5. Problem Solving
  • 6. Teamwork
  • 7. Community
  • 8. Communication
  • 9. NSF STEP Grant in partnership with Utah Valley University
    Distributed Research Project Concept as an outreach and recruiting tool
    SLCC
    Or
    UVU Teacher Academy
    High School A
    High School D
    High School B
    High School C
  • 10. Gene Discovery in a Great Salt Lake Halophile in partnership with Dr. Bonnie Baxter
    UV resistant strain isolated from GSL with 16SrRNA gene similarity (99%) to Halorubrumgenus
    Named “Halorubrumsalsolis” by Hannah Walsh, 9
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  • 14. Support for distributed projects…
  • 15. Support for distributed projects…
  • 16. Alignment of student generated sequence information to other Halorubrum sp.

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