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

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Caldwell Salt Lake City Community College AAAS 2011

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