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Extending the teaching laboratory

Education Achievements

Extending the teaching laboratory

Our CiBER IGERT Program has become remarkably successful in extending the research-based teaching laboratory beyond the classroom. IGERT Trainees have the opportunity to follow-up on any independent project into the summer with the goals of presenting at a national meeting and publishing in a quality journal. Working with IGERT Co-PI Robert Dudley, IGERT Trainee Dennis Evangelista completed a publication stemming from an earlier offering of the research-based teaching laboratory. The class discovery of new heat loss areas involved in thermal balance during wind-tunnel flight of hummingbirds was published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. Another project led by IGERT Co-PI Mimi Koehl and trainee Dennis Evangelista on flapping dinosaur aeronautics was presented as a poster and in a symposium at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting in Jan 2011.