This class was tough.
Dr. Cruz-Vera is an excellent teacher! This lab allows you to build on your expertise by challenging you to design new experiments. The lab gives you a glance at what it is like to work in a research lab which is a rare experience during an undergraduate lab section.
I learned how to critically think through all of my experiments. This lab is taught to challenge you to use the theory learned from previous science classes to figure out the next steps. A final lab paper allowed me to show how I progressed to build on my semester experiment.
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Advice for students:
Take this lab seriously! You cannot just go into class and wing it. This class requires literature research before and after each lab experience. Expect to use knowledge from your previous science classes. In the end enjoy it! I have been in the workforce now for a while and I still appreciate the critical thinking skills I learned during this lab.