HURI SURI is expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. The project provides equipment and supplies to high schools so that they can teach an innovative college level first semester biology course called Biology: A Molecular Approach (BAMA). Building on a model already developed through the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI), and utilizing many of the strategies already in practice in Jamestown Community College's biotechnology program, the focus will be on helping students understand science as a process. They will be able to perform real world research and witness firsthand the interdisciplinary nature of science. Most importantly, they will discover that what they learn directly relates to what they can do.
On the site, visitors will find information about the Biology: A Molecular Approach (BAMA) model, project partners, and a host of different laboratory activities, lecture notes, papers, and other instructional materials.