The Biology and Chemistry departments of Tougaloo College are implementing course-based research in two major laboratory courses, BIL 221 and CHE 117. These courses are supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The major goal is to expose the undergraduates to an individual faculty-mentored research project as early in their career as possible. The model organism for both Biology and Chemistry courses is Saccharomyces cerevisiae or budding yeast. During the course, each student group designs their own research project focusing on growth of budding yeast under environmental stress conditions. For further information visit www.noyceproject.org.