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Citizen Science

  • Citizen Science

    The program offers all first-year students at Bard an introduction to global science issues. The program offers all first-year students at Bard an introduction to global science issues.
  • Experimentation

    Experiments are an important part of the program, giving all students exposure to lab work, regardless of their chosen major. Experiments are an important part of the program, giving all students exposure to lab work, regardless of their chosen major.
  • A Global Issue

    Students study infectious disease through lab work, computer modeling, lectures, and discussion. Students study infectious disease through lab work, computer modeling, lectures, and discussion.
  • Working Together

    Students collect data and evidence in the laboratory, which they then apply to the global questions they're considering in class. Students collect data and evidence in the laboratory, which they then apply to the global questions they're considering in class.
  • Exceptional Faculty

    Faculty members work closely with students to examine the issues from a historical, societal, and scientific perspective. Faculty members work closely with students to examine the issues from a historical, societal, and scientific perspective.
  • The Collaborative Classroom

    Instructors create a supportive and immersive teaching environment. Instructors create a supportive and immersive teaching environment.
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Phone: 845-752-2369
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citizenscience@bard.edu


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The Citizen Science program introduces students to natural science and the ideas of the scientific method. It is designed to promote science literacy and focuses on the theme of infectious diseases, the importance of infectious disease in a community, and the impact that infectious disease outbreaks and subsequent management can have on our global society. The curriculum allows students to conduct a laboratory experiment, analyze a scientific problem, and model potential solutions to that problem. The program merges three distinct, yet thematically interwoven rotations, each designed to address the large question: How can we reduce the global burden of infectious disease?

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How can we reduce the global burden of infectious disease?

Laboratory Rotation

How can we identify bacteria once we isolate them?

Computing Rotation

How can we discover the cause of an outbreak? How does vaccination influence disease transmission?

Problem-Based Learning Rotation

What makes an infectious agent infectious?