2014 - S U M M E R B R I D G E - R E U
The summer bridge/REU in organismic and evolutionary biology is a colaboration between the STEM FYE program and the laboratory of marine genomics. It was an intensive six-week program designed to provide first-time-in-college students a comprehensive research experience in the field of organismic and evolutionary biology. The project encompassed the four main components of modern biological research: theoretical discussion, fieldwork, bench (laboratory) work and bioinformatics.
As a result of their participation in the summer bridge/REU students achieved:
Worked as a team to complete the proposed project
Learned basic laboratory methods to conduct scientific research
Learned basic techniques to perform DNA extraction, quantification and processing
Learned basic to use basic bioinformatics tool to analyze DNA data
Produced a written research summary and a research poster
Presented their research in the annual Miami Dade College STEM FYE summer bridge research exposition
Won Second Place in the Miami Dade College STEM FYE summer bridge research exposition
The 2014 Summer REU group: Jordan L. Parra, Martin Cordero, Andrea Olivera, T.A. J. Nunez and Alinord Mezinord
The 2014 Summer REU group: Jordan L. Parra, P.I. Doug Crawford, Martin Cordero, P.I. Margie Oleksiak, Andrea Olivera, and Alinord Mezinord
The REU Students joint by the STEM FYE Staff and members of the labortory of Marine Genomics. Left to right: Joaquin Nunez (T.A.), Monica Minchala (STEM FYE Director), Maxime Desse (STEM FYE Coordinator), Jordan L. Parra, Margie Oleksiak (Marine Genomics P.I.), Andrea Olivera, Doug Crawford (Marine Genomics P.I.), Alinord Mezinord, and Martin Cordero.
Congratulations to the 2014 REU students for achiving the 2nd Place in the Miami Dade College STEM FYE summer bridge research exposition.