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  • INSIGHT Into Diversity Awards 2018
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    The SEPA-sponsored program “This is How We ‘Role’” project is the recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. The program’s long-term goal of diversifying the veterinarian workforce by engaging very young children’s interest in medicine for animals. The program’s success over the years, with its continuing and increasing nationwide distribution and […]

  • Take time today to visit the updated National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ website. The navigation has been simplified, making it exceptionally easy to find what you need. In addition to complete grants and funding information, NIGMS also offers astounding science images and current news and events for you, your research partners, and the general […]

  • Deadline Nears: Register for NSF Webinars
    | Events, Funding Opportunities, News

    Join NSF program directors for an informational webinar on the Discovery Research K–12 Solicitation (17-584). The webinar will include time for participants to ask questions. Register today for one of the following options. Sessions are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday, August 14, 1–2 pm EST Thursday, September 13, 1–2 pm EST Visit the NSF […]

  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) R25 program, supports pre-K to grade 12 (P–12) STEM, informal science education and science center/museum projects. To provide an overview of the SEPA program and application process, staff from the NIGMS will host a Webinar on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 2 […]

  • Involving Students in Public Health Research
    | News, Project Update

    SFHI Summary and Topics Since June 2016, the UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership has been working with San Francisco Unified High School students on a public health research project that leverages students’ cultural knowledge as they take on the role of Student Researchers and investigate the awareness, knowledge, and attitudes about current health issues […]

  • NIGMS News Announcement
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    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., has announced the selection of Ming Lei, Ph.D., as director of the Institute’s Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB). DRCB is composed of four programs: Institutional Development Awards, Native American Research Centers for Health, Science Education Partnership Awards, and Support of Competitive Research. […]

  • PI Update: STEMM Success with PiPES!
    | News, Project Update

    We recently began Year 4 of PiPES and are excited for the new school year. Years 1–3 were a great success. We served over 1,500 tenth graders through our multi-week in-school curriculum on postsecondary education and STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medical) careers. Facilitated by current undergraduate and graduate students, the school year program […]

  • Congratulations!
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    Congratulations are in order for three of our SEPA community. Ann Chester, John Pollock and Virginia Shepherd, each of whom received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. This is the highest national honor bestowed upon mentors who work to expand STEM talent. Protégés are students and early career STEM and […]

  • It’s a Real Game Changer
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    This month, Juli Rose, NIGMS’s Biomedical Beat contributor, posted an in-depth article about the SEPA-funded Hexacago Health Academy (HHA) at The University of Chicago. HHA engages high school students in learning about and addressing major health issues through game play, interaction with STEM and health professionals, and mentoring. In the article, Melissa Gilliam, cofounder of […]

  • What is More Powerful than the Focus of a Trained Athlete?
    | News, Project Update

    What is more powerful than the focus of a trained athlete? STEM learning. What is one of the fastest growing fields in the sciences? Biotechnology. Boston University’s SEPA project, “CityLab and Urban Squash: A New Pathway to Achieve STEM Success”, seeks to engage student-athletes in science by having students collect and analyze their own physiological and […]