iCUREs at the West campus of ASU

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program under Award No. 
1606903.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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We are developing authentic research projects for all of the students in our majors in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.  We are including Applied Computing, Applied Math, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Forensic Science, and Statistics majors in our projects.  We have developed modules to study wild bees in the Sonoran desert, capsaicin content in hot peppers, remediation of mine soils using plants, Sonoran desert microbiology research, and persistence of latent forensic evidence.  This is a truly interdisciplinary team of Jennifer Broach (statistician), Jennifer Foltz-Sweat (ecologist), Jennifer Hackney Price (developmental biologist), Kimberly Kobojek (forensic scientist), Pamela Marshall (geneticist), and Ken Sweat (plant biologist).  Anthony Falsetti (forensic scientist and anthropologist), former faculty member at ASU, and now at George Mason, remains a collaborator. 



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The iCURE Team has collaborated extensively with colleagues from Phoenix College. Phoenix College professors with the iCURE Team as collaborators was recently awarded a Hispanic Serving Institution IUSE to develop and assess CUREs for both majors and nonmajors at community college.  We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues at Phoenix College to expand STEM research based projects embedded in courses