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What does the Cooper Biology Education Research Lab study?

The Cooper Biology Education Research Lab focuses on understanding how to create a more diverse and equitable scientific community.


Primarily, we study the relationship between biology learning environments (e.g. active learning courses, online courses, research experiences) and undergrad/grad mental health.  We seek to understand how students' mental health affects their experiences in science and in turn, how science learning experiences impact students' mental health.

In addition, we study the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in academic biology and how to foster a more welcoming scientific community.

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