Fall 2022 a new faculty led second-year learning team is launching for Biology and Genetics majors!
Areas of interest include Healthcare, Cell Biology, Aging, and Environmental Science. Choose your area of interest from the options below and register for that section of BIOL/GEN 114X (1 credit, meets 1 day per week).
- Network with faculty in your field of interest!
- Develop goal-oriented academic and professional skills.
- Connect with like-minded peers within and outside of your major.
- Academic Support: optional reserved seats and study groups in GEN 313/L & CHEM 331/L. See linked documents below for reserved sections, reference numbers, and instructions for adding the learning team seats.
How to Register:
BIOL/GEN 114X: Each section (learning team) is a different topic. Register for your section of interest.
Section 1. Save Planet Earth
Monday 3:20 - 5:15
An environmental and conservation-themed section where students learn and connect via hands-on sustainability projects, as well as field trips to research sites around Ames.
Section 2. Helping People: The Health Care Career Spectrum
Monday 3:20- 5:15
Meet with practicing professionals and learn about the myriad of healthcare-related career options that align with your interests and life goals.
Section 3. Exploring the Secret Life of Cells
Learn how cell biology research in different organisms can help us improve our world in areas such as medicine, agriculture, and technology. Experiences include hands-on lab activities and visits to research labs around campus.
Section 4. Decoding Genetic Mechanisms of Metabolism and Aging
Wednesday 3:20 - 5:15
Authentic research experiences and learning opportunities using cutting-edge genetic and cell biology approaches. Interrogate cellular metabolism, aging and age-related diseases.