2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with M. Paros

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Michael Paros veterinary medicine
Fields of Study
biology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
biology and veterinary medicine.
Description

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. Research opportunities allow science students to work on specific projects associated with faculty members’ expertise. Students typically begin by working in an apprenticeship model with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. These are valuable skills for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Mike Paros (biology, veterinary medicine) is interested in animal health and diseases that affect the animal agriculture industry. Currently funded research includes the development of bacteriophage therapy for dairy cattle uterine infections, calf salmonellosis and mastitis. A number of hands-on laboratory projects are available to students interested in pursuing careers in science.

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day