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Waco: New Courses Take Students To Space, Grand Canyon, Coral Reefs

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (March 29, 2013)--MCC is offering their students unique travel opportunities for students interested in studying space, marine life and earth science.

Each of the Mars 101, Science Field and Marine Biology courses will entail different durations but all will involve hands-on experience in a learning environment well-suited for the curriculum.

In Mars 101, students will travel to Utah to live and research in a simulated Mars environment for one week in April.

The course lasts a full-semester and students this semester are monitoring fluid and energy levels "in space", studying microorganisms and some students are building a radio telescope and hands-free communication system.

In the Science Field course, students meet on six weekends for traditional labs and lectures as they prepare for an 18-day journey through New Mexico, Arizona and utah.

Students are exposed to fossils, rock layers and more.

The Marine Biology course will take students to Honduras to study the coral reef system.

Students will study human impact on the reefs, fish population and more.

“I’m excited to get more research experience and hopefully gain more insight into what I want to do as a career,” MCC sophomore Alexandria Hensel said.


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