Daily Archives: November 16, 2022

Psychology 220: Introduction to Psychobiology

Students in Psychology 220 – Introduction to Psychobiology – created infographics with information about how drugs commonly found on college campuses affect one’s brain. Supplemental information about risk factors, criteria for substance use disorder, costs associated with drug use, and helpful resources are also provided.

In addition to applying course material, this assignment allowed students to work on other 21st century skills including critical thinking (what material to include), information literacy (reading charts and graphs), and collaboration and communication (they worked in groups).

This display is located in Building 6, on the west wall to the left of the fireplace. It will be available to view through Friday, October 28th, 2022.

Article by Jennifer Merrill

Skyline College Students Present Their Scientific Research at National Conferences

Two Skyline College students presented their original, scientific research this Fall. They presented at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in October 2022 and at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) conference in November 2022. Undergraduate science students from hundreds of colleges and universities present their research at these conferences. Nearly 1000 students presented their posters to 3000 attendees at each conference

Both Benjamin-Rafael Mingoa and Monica Mendoza undertook original, scientific research during the 2021-22 academic year with Christine Case. Their abstracts were accepted by teams of independent judges.

Benjamin-Rafael Mingoa presented his research on “The Migration of Microplastics: From urban creeks to the Pacific Ocean” at SACNAS, which was held in Puerto Rico in October 2022.

Monica Mendoza presented her research on “Investigation of Antimicrobial Activity of Anemopsis californica” at SACNAS and, in November 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center, at ABRCMS. Monica won the Cell Biology Award at ABRCMS.