Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with L. McKinstry


Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Taught by

organic chemistry

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. Research opportunities allow science students to work on specific projects associated with faculty members’ expertise. Students typically begin by working in an apprenticeship model with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. These are valuable skills for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Lydia McKinstry (organic chemistry) is interested in organic synthesis research, including asymmetric synthesis methodology, chemical reaction dynamics and small molecule synthesis. One specific study involves the design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitor molecules to be used as effective laboratory tools with which to study the mechanistic steps of programmed cell death (e.g., in cancer cells). Students with a background in organic chemistry and biology will gain experience with the laboratory techniques of organic synthesis as well as the techniques of spectroscopy.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

chemistry, health sciences.

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

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Registration Information

Credits: Variable Credit Options

Variable Credit Options

seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Fall

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Course Reference Number

So - Sr (1-16 credits): 10426

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Winter

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Course Reference Number

So - Sr (1-16 credits): 20273

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Spring

Accepting New Students

Signature Required

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Course Reference Number

So - Sr (1-16 credits): 30233

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