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“Students are getting real-world experience and added insight into what they’re studying in college through a program spearheaded by the University of Connecticut” -New Britain Herald


“Local college students presented their summer research at UConn Health on Aug. 1 during ‘Innovation Fellows Research Day,’ an event that showcased a newly launched statewide consortium known as Partnership for Innovation and Education (PIE).”- UConn Today

“Tunxis Community College is among a group of higher education partners which has been awarded $237,069 for the first year of a “Partnership in Innovation and Education” grant from CTNext to provide college students with hands-on research opportunities in bioscience and health-related fields, said a press release from the college.” -West Hartford News

Tunxis Community College is part of a new grant for hands-on science research

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“We can’t even begin to predict what the careers of the future are going to be, but we know that technology will continue to evolve and students will need to be adaptable and resilient, and they will need to know how to access and process information. These critical thinking skills will be essential in any kind of biohealth or technology sphere. Studies have shown that the best way to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving is through hands-on research and troubleshooting. By engaging students in lab research, we’re developing those critical thinking skills.” -CT Next

Students from Seven Colleges and Universities Across Connecticut Get Real-World Bioscience Lab Experience Through UConn Health’s PIE Program

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“Our Tunxis PIE Fellows did inspiring work this summer,” said Leigh E. Knopf, director of institutional advancement and PIE site director for Tunxis. “Their research experience is a springboard to other opportunities both academic and professional.”

Tunxis Students Finish Bioscience and Health Research Fellowships