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    Involving Students in Public Health Research

    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 […]

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    NIGMS News Announcement

    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. […]

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    PI Update: STEMM Success with PiPES!

    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 […]

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    Congratulations!

    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 […]

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    It’s a Real Game Changer

    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 […]

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    What is More Powerful than the Focus of a Trained Athlete?

    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 […]

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    Chemicals, Poisons, and Toxicants, Oh My!

    Does drinking calcium-fortified orange juice help counteract exposure to lead? Which provides more protection from chemicals in food, whole foods or supplements? How might we find out? The Fighting With Food: Battling Chemical Toxicity with Good Nutrition project offers a wealth of inquiry-based curricula that allows middle and high school students and their teachers to explore […]

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    It’s Elementary, Watson!

    With funds provided by the Science Education Partnership Award scientists at Georgia State University (GSU) have created DNA is Elementary, a set of learning modules developed to teach children in grades K–5 about classical and molecular genetics. In our modules we use young learners’ facility with language acquisition to our advantage by representing DNA as […]

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    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. Grant proposals to solicitation PAR-17-339 are due by 5:00 p.m. local time Monday, July 9, 2018. To provide an overview of the SEPA program and application […]

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    Genetics: Creating High School Teacher Stakeholders

    The Teacher Center Website is an expansion of the Inside Cancer project. An online educator resource, the website is but one part of a six-part dissemination strategy for teaching the genetics of cancer. The site allows high school science and health teachers to develop new or build upon and share custom curricular materials for use […]