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  • Biology Students Break Out of the Lab

    July 15, 2024  |  Emma Rodriguez

    Often, biology classes are bound to a lab, but at San Diego Mesa College, students get a chance to see what it’s like out in the field. In 2022, Mesa College received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund programs that work to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Since then, professors Dean Leavitt and Daniela Bruckman have led annual weekend-long field excursions out into the wilds of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to teach students about desert natural history and help them develop skills in ecological field methods.

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    Filed Under: LatestNews, Ecology, Field Trip, Biology

  • Mesa Biology Professor Dr. Daniela Bruckman Assists in Lab Redesign

    March 05, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    As a new full-time hire in the Biology Department, Professor Daniela Bruckman is bringing fresh eyes to the general biology curriculum. When she taught Biology 210B: Introduction to the Biological Sciences II during her first semester at Mesa, she referred to a lab manual published by a previous instructor to create her lesson plans. Today, she conducts her classes with new lab material that she created as part of a grant-funded initiative to close equity gaps in the life sciences.

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    Filed Under: Daniela Bruckman, Biology, Lab Redesign, Faculty, STEM