Students share their perspective on the importance of updating the labs at Concordia University:
We are seeing a trend up in incoming students who are committed, meaning we have less attrition. These labs will help us to produce publishable research and to access grants for well-funded research. In order to get grants, you need to be published. In order to get published, you need opportunities and funded projects."
- Jake Pearson, '11, Biology, Murdock Science Scholar
I value working one-on-one with good professors, you can't get that at a large school with 700 students. After hearing about the NMR: "We are all 'nerds' who love what we do here at this place; and when I heard the rumors about renovations, I got very excited about the future for CU."
- Jonny Flores, '13, Chemistry/Biology and Business Administration major
Concordia is in a real lab crunch right now. Lab space is booked solid, and this causes serious difficulties for anyone hoping to conduct research independently in Concordia labs. How can independent research be adequately conducted when the labs aren't free on some days until 7pm or later? I know I've had to spend many late hours and early mornings at Concordia to avoid interfering with scheduled classes. Not only will the new labs clear up some of the congestion, but it will greatly enhance each student's course of study at Concordia. Lab experience is a critical component of coming to an understanding of how science works, and there's nothing more addictive than the feeling you get when you try an experiment and have it work."
- Lindsay Lermo, '11, Chemistry major
3 cadavers for 15 students, WOW! I have an appreciation for research, but I love the clinical stuff!"
- Megan Shuell, '11, Biology with Pre-Med Concentration