This is a research-based lab for my General Biology class at Davidson County Community College that will be evaluating soil samples collected by students for the presence of antibiotic resistance genes, specifically, ampicillin resistance genes. The course will be build a database that overtime will provide enough data and observations to potentially publish in a peer-reviewed journal. The project has just finished its first iteration. This summer is the next planned iteration. This time with the kinks and issues worked out for a more smooth project.