Research

Biology

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Research

Biology

“...apply techniques and observe phenomena”

Tesia Posekany, Class of 2014

Hometown: Woodburn, Iowa
Major: Biology
Research title: “Squash that Inhibition: Polyploidy in Prairie Plants”

“My research projects at BVU have allowed me to learn the skills essential to gaining admission to graduate school and becoming a successful researcher. Additionally, my research has allowed me to apply techniques and observe phenomena learned in the classroom. Research experience is vital as a science major because you truly learn and understand science by DOING science.” 

“...something that many undergraduates can't say that they have gotten to do”

Andrew Schanbacher, Class of 2014

Andrew Schanbacher

Hometown: Newhall, Iowa
Major: Biology
Research title: “Searching for the Immortal Worm: Longevity Studies on Caenorabditis elegans”

“Research is a fundamental way to reinforce the basic principles of the scientific method and apply what is being taught in the classroom. Research is almost never straightforward and this gives students the opportunity to learn problem-solving skills while under the watchful eye of a faculty mentor. With our research projects we get the opportunity to create, gather, and interpret data using cutting-edge equipment that the college has purchased; something that many undergraduates can’t say that they have gotten to do.”