This edition highlights students who participated in the four-week virtual research intensive. The course was designed to provide students with an introduction to the principles of scientific and microbiology research. Through lectures, hands-on experiments at home, class, and small group discussions, students delved into the microbial world with an emphasis on the interactions of microorganisms with humans, plants and their impact on disease and agriculture. The hands-on experiments emphasized the proper use of the scientific method to answer a research question, regarding host-microbe interactions, including Soil Microbiology, Rhizobia bacteria-legume symbiosis and Microbial genetics and identification of bacteria from host tissue.
Academic Credit: 2 College Credits + Certification of Completion Issued by University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)