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ISE Lab student environmental research

May 27, 2014 — Students from the University of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) marked Earth Day by conducting interdisciplinary environmental research on campus.

“It was a very nice change in scenery to be out of the lab room for once,” said Andre Freligh, a freshman biological sciences major. “It was so great to actually physically be out in the field collecting data for a lab that doesn’t have predetermined answers.”

Freligh is among 330 students enrolled in the Integrated Introductory Biology/Chemistry (BISC208/CHEM104) course this semester who participated in a two-week laboratory module that included field lab experience to investigate water quality on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources farm property on South Campus.

The integrated general biology/chemistry courses are new offerings as of the 2013-14 academic year and are aimed at life science majors. The interconnectedness of chemical and biological concepts is demonstrated and interwoven between the courses.