In the Spring of 2021 I had the privilege of taking this class as my Introductory Genetics and Microbiology course at the Honors level. This course excited me as it was my first formal microbiology course of my educational career and I found the topics much more interesting than I had originally planned.
Despite being my first major-related 200 level class, I built a strong relationship with my professor and the class went by incredibly smoothly, and sparked a good relationship that went on to earn me many close connections and vital opportunities, such as a tutoring position at the University.
Overall, my engagement with the coursework remained strong, and group work and collaboration was well encouraged, such as the research conducted between me and two other students, David Johnson and Tucker Marshall. The final product of our work in poster form was presented during the virtual research day that was set up in the place of a formal, in-person event. The poster, as well as a research paper mimicking journal structure covering the same info, is embedded below.