Chemistry class at UVG
Life-science class at UVG
The “Bioferia” is an annual event where first year students solve biology-based problems and present them at the end-of-the-year Bio-Fair as poster presentations. Projects utilized STEM methodology. Some examples follow:
1. Biofair: Bacterial growth under the force of gravity
Does bacterial growth change as the force of gravity changes? Students worked collaboratively with science, math and engineering professors to create the necessary tools to carry out this experiment. The ASHA purchased spectrometer was used to define the concentration of bacteria cultured at varying gravities. Conclusions from this project will be the basis for future student based research projects and are important given increased worldwide antibiotic resistance combined with increased space travel.
2. Biofair: Firefly light emission
What is the wavelength at which one species of Guatemalan fireflies emit light? The wavelength at which fireflies emit light changes based on species. In this project, students identified species of fireflies, unique to Guatemala, and measured their bioluminescence using ASHA purchased spectrometer.
Potencia-T Docentes - STEM Workshops
Bio-Diesel Workshop - Class Field Trip