Community college project gets students on the STEM path

James Hewlett holds a black bear cub One day in 2001, a colleague from the conservation program at Finger Lakes Community College stopped biology professor James Hewlett in the hall with a question: "Do you know whether you can tell the sex of a red tailed hawk from a blood sample?" Hewlett didn't know, but decided to put several of his students on it. It was an opportunity to conduct research that his students, and indeed most community college students at the time, rarely if ever had."I ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132818&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.