Research Experience in Cellular Mechanotransduction. The primary goal of an Advanced Research Experience (ARE) is to engage all students in an authentic research opportunity as part of their undergraduate course work. Throughout the ARE course, students will be tasked with designing and implementing experiments to test a novel hypothesis that builds upon an area of knowledge. During the analysis process, collected data will be evaluated using descriptive and inferential statistics in order to develop meaningful conclusions. At the end of the ARE, each group will disseminate their findings to a broader audience through the presentation of their research project at Carroll's Student Undergraduate Research Festival. Furthermore, these projects will be uploaded to Carroll's Institutional Repository where they will be available to the general population. Each 2-credit ARE course will consist of two 3 hour labs per week.