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RESEARCH WEEK 2016

ResearchWeek2016
Summer Research Week 2016
The Building Scholars 2016 Summer Research Week (SRW) took place from Monday July 11, 2016 to Friday July 15, 2016. There were total of 10 modules from main discipline-specific themes such as Research and the Scientific Method, Writing and the Peer Review Process, Introduction to Problem Solving in Engineering, Research Safety, Ethics and Compliance, Introduction to the Psychology of Language and Bilingualism, Introduction to GPS, Mapping, and Map-¬‐Making, Molecular Research Tools, Introduction to Statistical Analysis, Introduction to Forensic Chemistry, and Cops, Courts and Intelligence Interrogation. Each module was about 3 hours long with a 5-minute break midway and were conducted at an interval of 2 modules a day. The students were separated into two cohorts of 20 each to alleviate crowding in the classroom. Each cohort attended a module in the morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and would rotate with the other cohort to attend the second module that took place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Students completed 30 hours of lecture and activities to expand their research potential and experience.


ResearchModule_Ms.Kidd
Research Safety, Ethics, and Compliance Module by Ms. Kidd. Students were able to learn the appropriate regulations and behavior that needs to be followed when conducting research.
Scientific Method Module by Dr. Mendez.
Research and the Scientific Method Module by Dr. Mendez. Students learned the necessary steps to perform research in any field.
Peer Review Process Module with Dr. Sanchez.
Writing and the Peer Review Process Module with Dr. Sanchez. Students gained the fundamental skills to prepare a high quality scientific paper.


Analysis Module with Mr. Gonzalez
Introduction to Statistical Analysis Module with Mr. Gonzalez. Students received a TI-84 Plus calculator and utilized it to learn new strategies for statistical analysis in any research field.
Engineering Module with Dr. Tariq Tashtoush
Introduction to Problem Solving in Engineering Module with Dr. Tariq Tashtoush.
Students were able to meet DustyTRON, robot created by the TAMIU’s Robotic Team, and experience controlling it.
Language and Bilingualism Module by Dr. Cieslicka.
Students during the Introduction to the Psychology of Language and Bilingualism Module by Dr. Cieslicka.
Map Making Module with Dr. Hilburn
Introduction to GPS, Mapping, and Map Making Module with Dr. Hilburn. Students we able to use a GPS to map the coordinates of different trees and benches around campus.

Molecular Research Tools Module with Dr. Schmidl
Molecular Research Tools Module with Dr. Schmidl. Students were able to plate bacteria on a petri dish and view the bacteria under a microscope.
Map Making Module with Dr. Hilburn
Introduction to GPS, Mapping, and Map Making Module with Dr. Hilburn. Students we able to use a GPS to map the coordinates of different trees and benches around campus.
Interrogation Module with Dr. Houston.
Cops, Courts, and Intelligence Interrogation Module with Dr. Houston.
Forensic Chemistry Module with Dr. Addo-Mensah
Introduction to Forensic Chemistry Module with Dr. Addo-Mensah. Students were able to use chemistry procedures to determine the identity of a substance.