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Investigating Arabia Mountain: A Molecular Approach

Science  30 Mar 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6076, pp. 1588-1589
DOI: 10.1126/science.1213692

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Exposing undergraduate students to inquiry and discovery, elements that lie at the core of science, is an effective strategy to lure them into the scientific world. This is typically accomplished when individual students partner in research with a faculty member on an independent project. However, such opportunities to participate in research are limited to a small number of students in their third and fourth years of college. Ideally, all students should begin their journey into the world of scientific discovery as early as possible.