PRECS is a program designed to provide community college students with authentic research experiences in the area of phenotypic plasticity, the phenomenon of a single genotype producing multiple phenotypes depending on the environment.
Parkland's Dr. C. Britt Carlson and Dr. Nathan Schroeder of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are the program's creators. PRECS is a three-year program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 2018 is the second year of the program.
Students present their research at their home community colleges as well as at Illinois Summer Research Symposium on the University of Illinois campus. This collection contains their work as well as participant videos captured during the research process.
Finding dex-1 Phenotype Suppressing Components, Matthew Barnum, Kristen Flatt, and Nathan E. Schroeder
How Does Climate Change Affect Endophytic Fungi?, Amber Toussaint, Natalie Christian, and Katy Heath
Identifying KIF Subtype that Mediates Axonal Targeting of Kv7 Channels, Allison Houghton, Jennifer Walters, Mary Hong, Dhruv Joshi, and Hee Jung Chung
Methamphetamine Effects on Adolescent Brain Development in Both Sexes, Jessica Alvarez, Sarah Westbrook, and Joshua Gulley
Phosphorus vs. Mycorrhiza: Mitigation of Lead Uptake in Tomatoes, Helen Senerchia, Liz Miernicki, and Andrew Margenot
Production of Bioactive Isothiocyanates by Bacterial Myrosinase, Juan Isaiz, Xiaoji Liu, and Michael J. Miller
Sperm-mediated Effects of Predation Risk on Reproduction in Male Threespined Sticklebacks, Shayne Kempfer, Erika Carlson, Jennifer Hellmann, Jason Keagy, and Alison Bell
The Effect of Imidacloprid on Honey Bee Queen Fecundity, Jamilyn Martin, Julia D. Fine, Amy Cash-Ahmed, and Gene E. Robinson