UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH


FUTURE
FACULTY


CHEMISTRY
CURRICULUM

ALABAMA
SCIENCE IN
MOTION

Great Discoveries in Science Seminar

Course Description
This one-hour lecture/seminar is designed for students with interests in doing research and learning about the process of science. Students will have an opportunity to interact closely with research faculty as they focus on what they consider to be exciting milestones in biology and ground breaking discoveries. Some discoveries will be presented from a historical perspective, with discussions of the intellectual climate that led to breakthrough discoveries ranging from the discovery of DNA to the complete sequencing of the human genome. The implications and applications of these discoveries to the history of humans and our potential survival on earth will be examined. Students will explore how modern scientists solve problems and will learn about the instrumentation and technology that support new discoveries. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of basic concepts in biology to the process of discovery, reinforcing their understanding of the principles of biology.
Enrollment limited to 30 students.

2014 Spring Seminar
January 27, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
Introduction - "Thinking Like a Scientist" - Dr. Martha Powell
February 3, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
"Greatest Discoveries in Genetics with Bill Nye" - Dr. Martha Powell
Position Paper #1 (due Feb 24)
February 10, 2014 - at Stillman College
Discussion "Science and Controversy" - Dr. Carol Duffy
February 17, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
"Science as a Process and the Community of Science - Secret of Photo 51" - Dr. Martha Powell
Position Paper #2 (due March 3)
February 24, 2014 - at Shelton State Community College
Discussion "Traits of a Scientist"
March 3, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
Discussion "Using Library and On-Line Resources"
March 10, 2014 - at Shelton State Community College
Discussion " Reading Journal Article"
Position Paper #3 (due March 31)
March 17, 2014 - at Stillman College
"The Path into Biomedical Research"
- Dr. Anathbandhu Chaudhuri
March 31, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
"Sociobiology: Interface between Biology and Social Sciences - Lord of the Ants" - Dr. Martha Powell
Position Paper #4 (due April 14)
April 7, 2014 - At Shelton State Community College
"Use of Animals in Research - Protocols and Ethics"
- Dr. Matt Jenny
April 14, 2014 - at Stillman College
Discussion "Sociobiology; Interface between Biology and Social Sciences" - Dr. Ryan Earley
April 21, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
"Laboratory Biological and Chemical Safety"
April 25, 2014 - at The University of Alabama
Research Seminar - HHMI Investigator

2013 Spring Seminar
Students 2013
Syllabus 2013
January 28, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
January 29, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
February 4, 2013 - at Stillman College
February 11, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
February 18, 2013, - at Shelton State Community College
February 25, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
March 4, 2013 - at Stillman College
March 11, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
March 18, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
April 1, 2013 - at Shelton State Community College
April 8, 2013 - at The University of Alabama
April 15, 2013 - at Stillman College
April 22, 2013- at The University ofAlabama

2012 Spring Seminar
Students 2012
Syllabus 2012
January 23, 2012 - at The University of Alabama
January 30, 2012 - at Stillman College
February 6, 2012 - at The University of Alabama
February 13, 2012 - at Shelton State Community College
February 20, 2012 - at The University of Alabama
February 27, 2012 - at Stillman College
March 5, 2012 - at The University of Alabama
March 12, 2012 - SPRING BREAK
March 19, 2012 - SPRING BREAK
March 26, 2012 - at Shelton State Community College
April 2, 2012 - at The University of Alabama
April 9, 2012 - at The University of Alabama
April 16, 2012 - at Stillman College
April 23, 2012 - at The University of Alabama

2011 Spring Seminar
Students 2011
Syllabus 2011
January 24, 2011 - at The University of Alabama
January 31, 2011 - at Shelton State Community College
February 7, 2011 - at Stillman College
February 14, 2011 - at Shelton State Community College
February 21, 2011 - at The University of Alabama
February 28, 2011 - at Stillman College
March 7, 2011 - at The University of Alabama
March 14, 2011 - SPRING BREAK
March 21, 2011 - at Shelton State Community College
March 28, 2011 - at Stillman College
April 4, 2011- at The University of Alabama
April 11, 2011- at Shelton State Community College
April 18, 2011- at Stillman College
April 25, 2011- at The University of Alabama

 

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