Undergraduate Education Program

California State University, East Bay

James Murray
Hayward, CA
$250,000
June 2012

A team of faculty will acquire a confocal laser scanning microscope for use in undergraduate student research and teaching. This instrument will strengthen the existing BioCore facility and programs in biotechnology, and support and enhance a wide range of extant research projects as well as encourage the development of new projects, particularly in understanding cell and subcellular biology. Availability of this instrumentation at CSUEB will increase faculty research, engagement with local biotech firms, and opportunities for student hands-on engagement in cutting edge research in a supportive teaching environment. In the context of the university’s commitment to STEM education, the confocal will be key to ensuring access to higher level learning experiences for the largely underrepresented student population, promoting scientific literacy and career opportunities in the biotech field.

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