Course Description

Research experience is a significant advantage for students hoping to obtain internships, fellowships, undergraduate admission, or graduate/professional school admission. This course will serve as a first introduction to research, covering basic scientific knowledge and best-practices for impactful research. This course will also include seminars/lectures from prominent scientists, including those from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. By the end of the course, students will have proposed and designed a research project. Successful completion of this course will increase preparedness for research opportunities and increase the quality of applications submitted to various educational programs.


This course may apply toward the Biomedical Sciences Curiosity interdisciplinary badge.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the theory behind common biomedical laboratory techniques and identify pitfalls of each method.
2. Critically analyze problems using their knowledge of experimental design, and subsequently design basic experiments.
3. Develop their own research interests and communicate these ideas through written and oral presentations.

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