Urban Barcode Research Program Symposium Participant Reflections 2014
Student participants reflect on their experiences in the 2013-14 Urban Barcode Research Program.
The Urban Barcode Research Program (UBRP) is a science education initiative to engage New York City (NYC) high school students in studying biodiversity using DNA technology. Just as the unique pattern of bars in a product code identifies each item for sale in a store, a DNA sequence barcode uniquely identifies each species of living thing. Scientists worldwide use DNA barcodes to catalog the vanishing diversity of life on our planet. Students participate in UBRP workshops and conduct independent research projects using DNA barcoding with mentorship from scientists. During the 2013â€“2014 school year 20 student research teams, representing 17 high schools throughout the five boroughs of NYC, developed projects relating to city wildlife, biodiversity, food mislabeling, invasive species, and microbiomes. The UBRP is made possible through funding from The Pinkerton Foundation.
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Students reflect on participation in the Urban Barcode Research Program, a science education initiative to engage high school students to study biodiversity in NYC using DNA technology.
Urban Barcode Project and Urban Barcode Research Program 2016: Participant Reflections
Students and teachers who participated in the 2012 Urban Barcode Project reflect on the experience, including the challenges and rewards of doing independent student research.
Students participants in the 2014 Urban Barcode Project describe their projects and reflect on the experience, including the challenges and rewards of doing independent student research.
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UBP 2012 Finalist presentation: Assessing Genetic Differences Among Atlantic Silversides in New York
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UBP 2012 Finalist presentation: DNA Barcoding Exotic Agricultural Pests Seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection
UBP 2012 Finalist presentation: Barcoding Cimex lectularius
UBP 2012 Finalist presentation: The Fungus Amungus