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Undergraduate Research

The evidence-based learning, undergraduate research can be used as recruiting/retention/persistence tool  in the undergraduate classrooms of two-year campuses.  A benefit of undergraduate research enables two-year students to successfully compete with students from four-year schools at regional and national meetings.  



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We had over 500 people attend the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Science Saturday Event this past weekend!  Please consider examining the following video (it's only about 60 seconds long) to see a sampling of the exciting things that took ... Read more

Article by: Melinda Eddleman
The competition was all about innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Del Mar College’s (DMC) team was among 10 finalists selected from across the country to move to the final round and compete this month as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and ... Read more

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Last month we told you about a group of Del Mar College students who believe they may have found a revolutionary way to combat ... Read more

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Stephanie Randell, McLennan CC: Undergraduate Research at MCC: A Novel Approach View details
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The Mycobacteriophage, NoodleTree, was discovered in 2016 from soil near the main fountain on the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano, TX. After isolation, amplification and imaging, it was found to be a unique Myoviridae bacteriophage that infects Mycobacterium smegmatis (mc2155). ... Read more


In 2010, mycobacteriophage BQuat was directly isolated from soil collected on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. BQuat was identified to be a unique Siphoviridae that infects Mycobacterium smegmatis (mc2155). DNA extraction was performed and the DNA was sent to the ... Read more


Soil is one of the richest sources for microbial diversity and one of the most challenging of environments from which to successfully culture and study the microbes present. From an agricultural standpoint, soil microbes carry out a number of essential biochemical reactions necessary for plant ... Read more

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Presenter:  Sandra Porter, PhD, Digital World Biology LLC