Undergraduate Science Gains Are Tied to Hands-On Lab Experience

The largest attempt to integrate a hands-on laboratory experience into an undergraduate curriculum has shown that it produces gains in both student grades and retention, an analysis at 20 participating universities has found.

The study, published on Tuesday in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, found that the percentage of first-year science undergraduates who continued to a