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Engage Students in Research

Research experiences provide a wide array of benefits for students including:

  • Pre-professional training on how to "be" a scientist
  • Initiating students into the "community of practice" through access to key knowledge, skills and the value system of a responsible investigator
  • Helping them identify and choose a good career track
  • ...and many others.

In addition, there are benefits for faculty and institutions when undergraduates are engaged in the act of hands-on science.

SOLARIS Geo-Ventures Trip
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First SOLARIS Geo-Ventures event of the 2013-14 academic year. September, 2013[creative commons]
Provenance: Joshua Villalobos, EPCC
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The SOLARIS program provides a bridge between the A.S. and B.S. degrees, allowing up to 10 EPCC geological science majors per year to conduct geological research using equipment and facilities at both El Paso Community College and the University of Texas - El Paso and receive mentoring by both instructors at both institutions.