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Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students (PRECS)


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Description:
PRECS: Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students is an opportunity for 10 community college students to conduct research for 10 weeks during the summer. PRECS is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, located in Urbana, IL, and Parkland College, located Champaign, IL. The program will begin with a boot camp at Parkland College on topics ranging from specific laboratory methods to discussions of research ethics. Students will then join a research immersion program within a research lab at the University of Illinois in the area of phenotypic plasticity, the phenomenon of a single genotype producing multiple phenotypes depending on environment. Possible research projects include but are not limited to the interaction between genotype and ozone pollution on maize growth, the effect of environmental stress on neuroanatomy, and the interactions of genes and environment on fish behavior. Students will present their research at their home community college as well as at an undergraduate research symposium on the University of Illinois campus.

Eligibility:

Full time commitment to 10 week program

Current community college student

US citizen or permanent resident

Successful completion of General Biology I (required) and General Chemistry I (preferred)


Application Deadline: 3/15/2018

Program Dates: 5/23/2018 - 8/1/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)
Parkland College

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Cellular Biology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Entomology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Biological Systems Engineering
Epigenetics
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Plant Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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