ENY 2890

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-2-15-37-pmCURE (Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences) in Agricultural Sciences

ENY2890 – 3 Credits

Offered: Summer C 2017

Lecture: Mondays 9:30 – 10:45am

Lab: Tuesdays or Wednesdays 9:30 – 12:15pm

I’m writing to see if you would mind getting the word out about some exciting and innovative courses, one of which is being taught this summer! 

What: A small, fun course where students will get involved in real science (not the cookbook activities that science labs normally offer!)

Who: Everyone interested should apply or enroll! We received a federal grant to offer this course, so we are reserving some spots for 1) students from rural counties, 2) women, 3) students from minority groups. If you happen to fit into one or more of these categories, please let us know so that we can make sure to reserve you a spot! You can fill out a contact form right here: http://www.millerlab.net/courses.html

More on the course: Students who are accepted into a course will receive an excellent introduction to the scientific process. Each course has two main components 1) Students will collect data that will be used by graduate students and senior scientists in peer-reviewed publications. In other words, the data will make a real difference in advancing science. These are not cookbook laboratory exercises! 2) Students will engage in weekly “lab meetings” with their cohort. These course meetings will not be run like traditional lecture courses, but will instead be an opportunity to engage in rigorous thinking about scientific research, how to communicate about science, and how science is used by our society. It will be a fun, low-pressure atmosphere to think critically and engage with peers. This course will really help toward medical school, vet. school, graduate programs, and other professional programs! Our goal is to help you get where you want to be in your education and career. 

If you would like more details, please visit the current webpage for the course: http://www.millerlab.net/courses.html

Any questions? Contact us! cwmiller@ufl.edu, agdale@ufl.edu, or pabloallen@ufl.edu

Thank you! If you haven’t heard back from us in a week, please let us know.