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Bio 2010

transforming undergraduate education for future research biologists


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"This new book provides a blueprint for bringing undergraduate biology education up to the speed of today's research fast tracks. It includes recommendations for teaching the next generation of life science investigators, through: building a strong interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates physical science, information technology, and mathematics with the life sciences; decreasing the administrative and financial barriers to cross-departmental collaboration; creating early opportunities for independent research; and designing meaningful laboratory experiences into the curriculum." "The National Research Council presents a dozen brief case studies of exemplary programs at diverse institutions and lists many resources for biology educators. This volume will be critically important to biology faculty, college and university administrators, professional societies, research and education funders, policymakers, and the biotechnology industry."--Jacket.