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Biology | Laboratory and Basic Science Research | Science and Mathematics Education


In this essay, we have integrated the voices of our mentors and students to explore 45 years of undergraduate research experiences and their role in shaping our scientific community. In considering our collective experiences, we see undergraduate involvement in research as a rich source of community development, one that has both touched our lives and influenced our teaching.

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Published Version


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Original Citation

Catherine A. Reinke & Susan R. Singer, in collaboration with Carl McDaniel, Carolyn J. Ferguson, Julia Vandermeer, & Adam Williamson
From observers to participants: Joining the scientific community.
In Building Intellectual Community through Collaboration, edited by Carol Rutz & Mary Savina
2007, pages 140-151, College City Publications: Northfield, MN



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