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Table 2.
Summary of undergraduate research involvement at the institutional level at colleges and universities in the eastern Great Lakes region. Data are the percentage of institutions indicating each level of involvement by their students majoring in the biological sciences in each activity. The data were obtained by surveying department heads in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio during Spring 2015.
ActivitiesNoneSomeAbout HalfMostAll
Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (N = 25) 
Standard Lab Technique 36 20 36 
Designing Own Experiments 20 24 36 20 
Presenting Data      
  On Campus 16 12 20 52 
  Regional Conferences 48 28 20 
  Discipline-Specific Conferences 72 20 
Publishing Results 100 
Graduate Degree-Granting Institutions (N = 8) 
Standard Lab Technique 37.5 37.5 25 
Designing Own Experiments 37.5 12.5 50 
Presenting Data      
  On Campus 25 50 25 
  Regional Conferences 62.5 37.5 
  Discipline-Specific Conferences 100 
Publishing Results 100 
ActivitiesNoneSomeAbout HalfMostAll
Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (N = 25) 
Standard Lab Technique 36 20 36 
Designing Own Experiments 20 24 36 20 
Presenting Data      
  On Campus 16 12 20 52 
  Regional Conferences 48 28 20 
  Discipline-Specific Conferences 72 20 
Publishing Results 100 
Graduate Degree-Granting Institutions (N = 8) 
Standard Lab Technique 37.5 37.5 25 
Designing Own Experiments 37.5 12.5 50 
Presenting Data      
  On Campus 25 50 25 
  Regional Conferences 62.5 37.5 
  Discipline-Specific Conferences 100 
Publishing Results 100 
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