Undergraduate Research Opportunities

PublicationsPresentationsStudent Research Showcased on Peer-Reviewed Web sitePapersPast Events

Undergraduate and graduate students, pre-service and in-service teachers are involved in every aspect of her research.

For more information visit Dr. McLaughlin's web-site or her curricular vitae.

Publications:

  • McLaughlin, J. S. and Seaquist S. (2008). Using a virtual tissue culture system to assist students in understanding life at the cellular level. The American Biology Teacher, 70 (7): 468-473.

  • McLaughlin, J. S., and Arbeider, D. (2008). Evaluating multimedia-learning tools based on authentic research data that teach biology concepts and environmental stewardship. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 8(1): 1-19. Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/tempcite/vol8/iss1/science/article1.cfm

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Presentations:

  • Logan Bonner, Mark Karam, Anderly Rodriguez, Sade Ross and Jacqueline McLaughlin, "Maximizing Growth and Differentiation of Murine Erythroid Leukemia (MEL) Cells In Vitro." 1st Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, April 20, 2011.

  • Michelle O’Malley, Amy Haupt, Hunter Carrick and Jacqueline McLaughlin. "A Pilot Study of the Pollution and Eutrophication of Lake Taihu in Wuxi, China: An Analysis of Water Quality at Three Field Sites." Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition, University Park Campus. April 13, 2011.

  • Jason Hinkle and Jacqueline McLaughlin. "Use of an Improved Isolated Chicken Embryonic Heart In Vitro System to Study Vertebrate Heart Development and Physiology." National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference/Society of College Science Teachers Conference (SCST), New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2009.

  • Hinkle, Jason C. and Jacqueline S. McLaughlin. "Use of an Improved Isolated Chicken Embryonic Heart In Vitro System to Study Vertebrate Heart Development and Physiology." Society for Developmental Biology 67th Annual Meeting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, July 26-30, 2008.

  • Seaquist, Stephen and Jacqueline S. McLaughlin. "Using a Virtual Tissue Culture System to Assist Students in Understanding Life at the Cellular Level." National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference/Society of College Science Teachers Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 27 - 30, 2008.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S. and Tracy Dreher. "Use Customized Multimedia-Learning Tools Based on Real-Life Research Data to Teach Science Concepts." National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 28 - December 2, 2007.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S. and Daniel A. Arbeider "A Technology-Enriched Learning Object to Enhance Student Learning of Core Biological Concepts and Real World Environmental Issues." Smith Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, Pennsylvania State University, York Campus, October 21, 2006.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S., Timothy R. Dugan, Jeffrey Stine and Daniel A. Arbeider "CHANCE Empowers Pennsylvania's Teachers to Return to Their Classrooms to Better Educate Our Youth." National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) K-12 Outreach Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 10, 2006.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S., Rosemarie O'Neill and Andrea Ferraco "CHANCE - A Program That Promotes Learning for Teachers and Students Using Inquiry." National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 5-9, 2005.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S., Sarah Kepner, Jennifer Polignone, Krista Pummer, Pamela Yerkes and Daniel Arbeider "Inquiry-Based Research Web-Modules': Students will go Bananas Over Them!" 6th Annual Undergraduate Research and Expression, Albright College, Reading, PA, April 16, 2005.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S., Bryan L. Krock and Brandon D. McCollum "Grab Your Suitcase! Students Explore World Ecosystems in a First-Year Seminar Experience." Undergraduate Research and Expression, Reading Area Community College, April 24, 2004.

  • McLaughlin, Jacqueline S., Bryan L. Krock and Brandon D. McCollum "Grab Your Suitcase! Students Explore World Ecosystems in a First-Year Seminar Experience." Wings to the Future: Lifting Learners to Higher-Order Thinking, The Teaching and Learning Consortia, Penn State Harrisburg, April 17, 2004.

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Student Research Showcased on Peer-Reviewed Web site:

  • McLaughlin, J. S. and McCain, E. R. (1998). Developmental and physiological aspects of the chicken embryonic heart. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 20 (C.A. Goldman, Editor). Proceedings of the 20th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 20: 85-100. [This publication has recently been peer-reviewed and is now showcased as multi-media learning material for the SDB BioScience Education Network and also appears as a nationally-recognized learning corpus of material on chicken heart development for the Education website of the Professional Development and Curriculum Committee of the Society of Developmental Biology (SDB) URL: www.sdbonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&It.]

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Papers:

Exogenously Added Verapamil on the 5-day Chicken Isolated Heart Increases Heart Rate and Induces Atrial Flutter
by Foram Dave
The Effects of Caffeine on the 4-Day Old Chicken Embryonic Heart Rate
by Mazin T. Alber
Determining the Effects of Alcohol on the 5-Day Chicken Embryo Heart Rate
by Colin McKenna

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Events

1st Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Exhibition
Penn State Lehigh Valley campus
April 20, 2011


2011 Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition
April 13, 2011
1st place in the category of course-based projects
2011 PSU Undergrad Exhibition

PSU article about their success


2009 Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research
and Scholarship Symposium
2009 Symposium


Society for Developmental Biology 67th Annual Meeting
University of Pennsylvania, PA
July 26-30, 2008


2008 Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research
and Scholarship Symposium
April 30, 2008

2008_psu_undergrad_scholarship

 


6th Annual Conference Undergraduate Research and Expression
Albright College Saturday April 16, 2005

 


4th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creativity
Kutztown University, Saturday April 26, 2003

Leah and Saras
John, Dr. McLaughlin, and Hosam
Susan and Adrienne
Trevor

2nd Annual Research Fair at Penn State Berks Lehigh Valley College
Monday April 14, 2003

Michael Friedman and Trevor Deleno
Michael Friedmand and Trevor Deleno with Dr. Milakotsky
Michael Friedmand and Trevor Deleno with Dr. McLaughlin

3rd Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creativity
Presented by The Berks County Higher Education Council
Saturday April 13, 2002

Student participants from Dr. McLaughlin's Biology 240W class
Saboor Shad and Brett Brown present "The Effect of Exogenous Caffeine on the Embryonic Heart Rate of the 72-Hour Chick"
Phillip Domagala, Chad Flyte and Brandon McCollum  present "The Effects of Alcohol on the Heart Rate of the 72 Hour Explanted Chick Embryo "
Brett Shook and Laura Hanlon (Missing In Action) present "The Effect of Caffeine on an Explanted 96-hour Chicken Embryo Heart"