Primary Institution:Baylor College of Medicine
Current SEPA Project
My work as a scientist and educator has focused on strengthening the quality of science and health teaching at all educational levels; developing innovative and effective approaches to STEM teaching and learning; and promoting access to careers in science, medicine and the health professions. I have spent much of my career as part of Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach. This Center has a long history of SEPA- and other NIH-funded education collaborations. These projects include BrainLink, MicroMatters, My Health My World, The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools (ECOS), The Learning Brain, Foundations for Student Success, Gene U Inquiry-based Genomics Learning Experiences for Teachers and Students, The Science of Infectious Disease and the Immune System—K–5 Teaching Resources, and K–3 STEM Foundations.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
K-3 STEM Foundations: Life Science
R25OD021865-01 : 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2021
Gene U: Inquiry-based Genomics Learning Experiences for Teachers and Students
R25RR032158-01 : 07/23/2011 - 04/30/2011
PowerPlay: Kids Measuring Their Bodies’ Responses to Physical Challenges
R25RR022697 : 09/27/2005 - 07/31/2010
Discovery Lab: A Partnership for Science Education
R25RR018595 : 09/30/2003 - 09/29/2006
R25RR018605 : 09/30/2003 - 08/31/2008
My Home Planet Earth
R25RR015676 : 09/30/2000 - 08/31/2005
Filling the Gaps — K-6 Science/Health Education
R25RR013454 : 07/01/1998 - 06/30/2003
BrainLink – National Dissemination Plan – Phase II
R25RR009833-2 : 09/30/1994 - 09/14/1998
Houston Science Education Partnership: BrainLink — Phase I
R25RR009833-1 : 09/30/1991 - 09/14/1994
Associated SEPA Publication(s)
Linking science education and HIV using viral biology, epidemiology and science practices
Health Education Journal, Sage Journals
Moreno N, Newell A, Zientek L, Nimon K, Vogt G.
Complex Traits: Guide for Teachers
BioEd Online, Baylor College of Medicine
Addressing science teacher needs (Spore: Science Prize for Online Resources)
Moreno N, and Erdmann D.
Teaching science in the 21st century—Teaching the nature of science: Five crucial themes
NSTA Reports: NSTA WebNews Digest
An interdisciplinary national program developed at Baylor to make science exciting for all K–5 students
Moreno N, Tharp B.
K-12 science education reform — A primer for scientists
BioScience: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Parents count: Opening the door to involvement in school sciences programs
The Science Teacher
Moreno N, Tharp B, Denk J,
Shared responsibility: 26 years of medical school–school district partnerships
School Business Affairs
Moreno N, Denk J, Tharp B, Ochoa-Shargey B, Thomson W.