Teach hands-on lab techniques in Biotechnology at Madison College

Work with hands-on training in basic lab techniques, part of the Biotechnology Program at Madison College

Description: Oana Martin at Madison College teaches various laboratory skills, biochemistry and related courses as part of Madison College’s hands-on Biotechnology Training Program. She is open to working with a Delta intern on various project ideas, including improving student conceptual understanding and study skill development by strategies such as project-based learning, online quizzes and videos, and adding authentic inquiry components and new experiments to the labs.

Semester(s): Spring, Fall
Institution: Madison College
Department(s): Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology
Intern background needed: Chemistry

Challenges a project might address include: developing materials to assess student preparation for labs, improving student conceptual understanding, adding new experiments to the labs.

Course: Chromatography Techniques
Course info: This course covers different types of chromatography: thin layer, gas, liquid, including HPLC. Students spend most of their time in the lab (only 1 hour lecture/week + 6 hours lab)
Course time/day: Monday and Thursday 1:30-4:20 PM; Weeks 1-4 (1/19-2/11) Online live, Weeks 5-8 (1/15-3/11) F2F labs.

Instructional changes for remote teaching in Spring 2021: Depending on enrollment, might need to run two sections of F2F labs (our lab capacity is set at 6 students + instructor). It may be possible to allow an intern to attend the F2F labs if we don’t exceed the room capacity, I will not know that until the semester starts. Otherwise we could do a fully online project – the students will still have to do asynchronous online work during the entire duration of the class.

Please Contact: Oana Martin <OMMartin@madisoncollege.edu>