Authentic Research in the Classroom: A Model for Student Engagement

Posted 1 year ago by Alaron Lewis

School(s) : Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, STEM, Pre-Major Program
Primary PI Name : Alaron Lewis
Email : alaron@uw.edu
Phone : 425-352-3723
Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/biological-sciences/faculty/biology/alewis
Research Location : UW Bothell
Project Goals : Several community colleges that have been using the ComGen program for years. UWB is currently doing a pilot project that includes a control group. This means that we have lots of data from student surveys that needs to be codified and organized. If we can assemble this data we will may see trends and outcomes of ARC, and be able to assess the value of this opportunity over the standard lab experience. This type of data will allow us to improve the ComGen curriculum and increase our student’s learning and outcomes.
Student Qualifications : This project would be most appropriate for students who are interested in Education, Social Science and/or Biology Research. Students will meet with me once a week to go over results, and will be expected to be working with results outside of that meeting. Possibility of credit, flexibility about the number of credits per quarter. This project will likely start in Winter. I plan to present this data at a conference in June, and I would be happy to have a student who had been active in analyzing the data join me at that
Student Outcomes : Possibility of credit, flexibility about the number of credits per quarter. I plan to present this data at a conference in June, and I would be happy to have a student who had been active in analyzing the data join me at that conference.
Student Responsibilities : Students will be involved in helping interpret and collate a large amount of survey data from a variety of classes in the ComGen program this data. This means reading survey results and helping to identify trends. Being able to critically analyze literature and reading skills will be key to success with this project
Time Frame : Starts winter quarter 2018

  • School(s) : Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, STEM, Pre-Major Program
  • Primary PI Name : Alaron Lewis
  • Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : alaron@uw.edu
  • Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/biological-sciences/faculty/biology/alewis
  • Research Location : UW Bothell
  • Project Goals : Several community colleges that have been using the ComGen program for years. UWB is currently doing a pilot project that includes a control group. This means that we have lots of data from student surveys that needs to be codified and organized. If we can assemble this data we will may see trends and outcomes of ARC, and be able to assess the value of this opportunity over the standard lab experience. This type of data will allow us to improve the ComGen curriculum and increase our student’s learning and outcomes.
  • Student Qualifications : This project would be most appropriate for students who are interested in Education, Social Science and/or Biology Research. Students will meet with me once a week to go over results, and will be expected to be working with results outside of that meeting. Possibility of credit, flexibility about the number of credits per quarter. I am still formulating how best to use student help in this project, so I will need a student who is ready to push me to get this organized.
  • Student Outcomes : Possibility of credit, flexibility about the number of credits per quarter. I am still formulating how best to use student help in this project, so I will need a student who is ready to push me to get this organized.
  • Student Responsibilities : Students will be involved in helping interpret and collate a large amount of survey data from a variety of classes in the ComGen program this data. This means reading survey results and helping to identify trends. Being able to critically analyze literature and reading skills will be key to success with this project
  • Number of Student Positions Available : 1
  • Time Frame : Starts winter quarter 2018