Several outcomes have already been obtained
by IAUPR Barranquitas and Arecibo campus.
1. A new academic offering, a BS in Biotechnology,
is being planned to start in both campuses by August 2005.
The BS in Biotechnology is focused on the molecular basis of
life processes and the techniques used in the control and the
study of such cellular processes.
2. Course syllabus for the following courses
have been updated: Biology 1103, 2013, and 4605 (Laboratory
Skills I,II, and III). Learning experiences have been integrated,
taking into consideration modern developments in biotechnology
and molecular biology.
3. A series of faculty workshops in the area
of biotechnology and molecular biology have been developed.
This faculty training concentrates in intensive sessions, covering
theoretical and experimental knowledge.
4. A collection of laboratory protocols as
reference material for faculty has been developed. This reference
material covers a basic core of recombinant DNA techniques
useful in the undergraduate biology and biotechnology courses.
5. Two laboratories (one in each campus) have
been equipped qith the proper instrumentation and materials
necessary in biology and biotechnology.
6. A group of students participate in the
job-training experience as laboratory assistants.
7. As part of the dissemination plan, the
conference, The Future of Biotechnology in Puerto Rico has
been prepared and offered in various high schools and universities.
The conference is presented by Project Director and uses
of several multimedia tools and applications.