FRI Stream

One of our Bioinformatic Consultants, Dhivya Arrassappan, serves as the technology educator, enhancing undergraduates’ expertise in using sophisticated technologies and instrumentation in a new Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) course. The W. M. Keck Foundation recently awarded the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science) $500K to engage more undergraduate students in using new advanced technologies for research. The goal is to better integrate UT Austin’s technology resources into teaching and research by providing students with a deep understanding of how ultramodern technological tools are used to advance research. The project builds on the university’s successful FRI program, which offers first-year students in the College of Natural Sciences the opportunity to initiate and engage in authentic research experiences with faculty members and graduate students.

To learn more about the FRI, please visit this site. The course wiki for the syllabus, course materials, and other course announcements can be found here.

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