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TILT OURA Lab

The TILT OURA Lab provides an opportunity for students to learn laboratory skills that can be transferred to future research experiences. The OURA Lab is intended to be a comprehensive experience that allows students to engage in the many phases of research, from conducting background research to inform the scope of the project to the development and execution of experiments. During this experience, students will learn and employ techniques and practices of basic research (e.g., maintaining a lab notebook, pipetting, preparing solutions). Students will apply critical thinking skills to analyze their data and evaluate their experimental procedures. The OURA Lab will foster collaboration and community as students work with each other and OURA Lab staff. In partnership with United in STEMM, the TILT OURA Lab has been designed to support historically excluded students in STEM, and considers diversity, equity, inclusion and justice to be inseparable from the research experience.