Strategies for introducing computer technologies into a biology laboratory program

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  • Joanne Kivela Tillotson

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    1. Division of Natural Sciences, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York 10577
    • Division of Natural Sciences, Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577
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Abstract

Computers have been installed in the General Biology laboratory at Purchase College and incorporated into the laboratory curriculum for all biology majors at the introductory level. The goal is to ensure that all students become familiar with general computer applications in the biological sciences and are comfortable enough to use them regularly. Thus, students will be prepared for later courses involving use of computer applications in bioinformatics or other technologically advanced subjects.

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