P180: Developing an introduction to scientific research course at a rural community college

Author: Jim MacArthur, Western Nebraska Community College, USA

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Date: 8/4/14

Time: 12:10 PM12:30 PM

Room: MAK B1100

Related Symposium: S19

Rural community colleges often face challenges to conducting authentic scientific research that are not present in larger urban learning environments: fewer potential collaborators, smaller enrollments, limited instrumentation and limited access to the literature. This presentation will discuss the process of implementing an introduction to research course into a rural community college, as well as the results after two years of practice.