Genomics Education Partnership
a nationwide collaboration of 150+ institutions that integrates active learning into the undergraduate curriculum through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) centered in bioinformatics and genomics
"The class was very intellectually challenging for me. It taught me to think in a way that I had never thought before."
"I seriously think this should be the model for all biology courses."
“I loved the aha! moments and being able to figure things out on my own. Defending my hypothesis was a great benefit, it made me more confident in the things that I do!”
The GEP curriculum gives “meaning and immediate application to the knowledge and skills students acquire. That's a powerful motivator for students to work hard to succeed and for me to continue supporting them.”
"I really enjoyed the fact that there was no right answer to the annotation project."
"I very much wish there were a lot more science courses like this available at the undergraduate level."
"The thing that sparked me the most was the fact that I was able to perform the BLAST searches on my own and was able to explain to my instructor what I had done."