Photo of Biology professor Jason Locklin (right) teaches a Research Methods course to introduce community college studPhoto of Jason Locklin with student Anthony Schlicht.

Biology professor Jason Locklin (right) teaches a Research Methods course to introduce community college students to biological research.

The Temple College Biology Department and the Temple College Science Club are hosting a seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. in Room 301 of the Newton Science Building.

The seminar is titled “Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges: Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities.” It will be presented by Dr. Jason Locklin, chair of the Biology Department and immediate past president of the Texas Academy of Science.

Locklin has conducted research with undergraduate students for more than 10 years. Several of his students have had their research published in scientific journals and have presented their research at national and regional scientific conferences.

“Biological research can be rewarding for faculty and students, but there are numerous challenges at community colleges,” Locklin says. “When these challenges are better understood on the front end, we can better guide and direct productive research programs. We’ll discuss those challenges as well as the opportunities we have when community college students are exposed to research before pursuing a graduate program.”

For more information, contact Locklin at jason.locklin@templejc.edu.