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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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    Caldwell Salt Lake City Community College AAAS 2011 Caldwell Salt Lake City Community College AAAS 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Project Based Learning
      Two Strategies we are using at Salt Lake Community College
      Centralized Projects
      Decentralized Projects
      Distributed Gene Discovery Project
      InnovaBio CRO
    • Alejandro PabonResearch Technician, InnovaBio
      Mary NelsonAssistant Director, InnovaBio
      Adam BlaszczakDirector, InnovaBio
    • 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
    • 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
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Community
    • Communication
    • 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
    • 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
    • Support for distributed projects…
    • Support for distributed projects…
    • Alignment of student generated sequence information to other Halorubrum sp.