From Curanderas to Gas Chromatography: Medicinal Plantsby: Mary O'Connell and Antonio Lara

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The Medicinal Plants of the Southwest summer workshop is an inquiry-based learning approach to increase interest and skills in biomedical research. Working in teams, Hispanic and Native American students discover the chemical and biological basis for the medicinal activity of regional plants used by healers.

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  • on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:21 PM

This article provides information on the structure and evaluation of a workshop designed to target Hispanics and Native American students specifically, and interest them in careers in biology research. For anyone who is looking to work with this population, they provide a structure that seems to be successful in meeting the cultural interests and learning styles of these students, but I think this format would work well with many other students, as well, as it addresses areas that tend to be of interest to many students.

Tina Harris  (Bloomington, IN)
Tina Harris (Bloomington, IN)

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