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Abstract Detail

Education and Outreach

Baker, Stokes S. [1].

Integrating Plant Sciences into ReBUILD Detroit Program.

The National Institutes of Health’s Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative is designed to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups entering careers in biomedical research. Though healthcare is the main focus of the program, BUILD does provide opportunities to exposed a broad spectrum of undergraduates to the plant sciences. The mentorship component of the University of Detroit Mercy’s ReBUILD Detroit program is being leveraged to expose undergraduates to basic research in plant ecology. Additionally, the BUILD program is supporting the development a course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURE) course in metagenomics. The research will involve students investigating the microbiota of ponds in community parks, as part of an effort of the City of Detroit to establish community park restoration strategies.

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ReBUILD Detroit

1 - University of Detroit Mercy, Biology Dept., 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI, 48221, USA

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Education and Outreach Poster Section
Location: Grand Ballroom - Exhibit Hall/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PEO007
Abstract ID:789
Candidate for Awards:None

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