The SEPA 2009: NCRR Science Education Partnership Award Annual Conference was held May
18-20 at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN. Principal Investigators, staff, evaluators,
and teachers from 73 SEPA projects as well as NIH NCRR staff members and other interested
individuals participated in the Conference; a total of 151 individuals attended.
The Conference theme, Best Practices and Challenges in Science Education Partnership, was
addressed in both plenary and breakout sessions. The Conference also provided opportunities for
updates by NIH staff, sharing educational materials that SEPA projects have developed, discussing
evaluation methods and tools as well as networking and information exchange among SEPA projects.