The NMSU Biology Department with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is increasing persistence in science by nurturing students’ interest in science and providing support for them to succeed in their majors. This is accomplished by:
- enhancing NMSU biology courses to incorporate a research-based component,
- by providing in and out of classroom support to students through peer instructors and peer advisors, and
- by offering undergraduate research opportunities.
Ready to do your own science?
Try Biol 350 Guided Biological Research
In spring 2015, Biology will offer a new course designed to introduce students to hands-on research early in their careers. We will investigate the links between genes and behavior in local populations of harvester ants. Students will learn basic techniques in lab-based molecular genetics and field-based behavioral ecology. They will then apply this knowledge to devise and test novel scientific questions under the guidance of the professor and TA. Students will earn 3 credits for this lab course.
Time: Mon and Wed 1:30-4:00
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biol 111 and 211
For more information contact Dr. Tim Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org or FH 375.