SEPA Programs Since 1991

SEPA was created to encourage collaborative research projects between biomedical and clinical researchers and educators, schools, and other interested organizations. The goal of these projects is to improve student understanding of health sciences in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and to increase the public’s understanding of science. SEPA was established in 1991 and transferred from NIH’s Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in early 2017.

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Programs like I.N.Q.U.I.R.E. allow us to learn from the BEST and then transfer that knowledge into usable lessons and activities for our kids.”
Lee Ann Young – a Biology teacher from Hondo High School, TX in Positively Aging: Optimizing Mobility Across Life program

Our Coordinator was delivering a biotech kit to a teacher and her comment was ‘here comes the ice cream truck for science teachers.‘”
Charlotte Mulvihill – Project Investigator for Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery!