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  • Congratulations!
    | Events, News

    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… [More]

  • It’s a Real Game Changer
    | News, Project Update

    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,… [More]

  • 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… [More]

  • Chemicals, Poisons, and Toxicants, Oh My!
    | News, Project Update

    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… [More]

  • It’s Elementary, Watson!
    | News, Project Update

    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… [More]

  • 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… [More]

  • Genetics: Creating High School Teacher Stakeholders
    | News, Project Update

    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… [More]

  • Bump Up Your Knowledge of Genetics!
    | News, Project Update

    The educator specialists at the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center offers a wide variety of inquiry-based curricula, with activities and support for teaching genetics and genomics. GSLC now offers two websites, one with activities organized by topic for… [More]

  • Gene U Project Update: Complex Traits Curricular Unit
    | News, Project Update

    Project Update: The Gene U project’s Complex Traits guide for teachers and associated classroom slides are available for free viewing or download from BioEd Online (www.bioedonline.org). Domestic dogs exhibit immense variety in size, shape, coat color and texture, and behavior. This variability… [More]

  • Celebrate National DNA Day!
    | Events, News

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, 2018, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00–3:00 pm EST. Don’t miss the special… [More]