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UDaily: ISE Lab students mark Earth Day with environmental research on campus

UDaily: ISE Lab students mark Earth Day with environmental research on campus

Students from the University of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) marked Earth Day by conducting interdisciplinary environmental research on campus.

“It was a very nice change in scenery to be out of the lab room for once,” said Andre Freligh, a freshman biological sciences major. “It was so great to actually physically be out in the field collecting data for a lab that doesn’t have predetermined answers.”

Freligh is among 330 students enrolled in the Integrated Introductory Biology/Chemistry (BISC208/CHEM104) course this semester who participated in a two-week laboratory module that included field lab experience to investigate water quality on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources farm property on South Campus.

The integrated general biology/chemistry courses are new offerings as of the 2013-14 academic year and are aimed at life science majors. The interconnectedness of chemical and biological concepts is demonstrated and interwoven between the courses.