Project Updates

  • The SKC STEM Academy welcomed 15 new students from four high schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation to campus during our fall Bridge program in August. We are excited to have them join our three second-year students at the Academy! Activities included: • SKC campus scavenger hunt • Cultural visit to Black Lake • Thumb […]

  • The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) will be using community-based participatory design approaches to develop and evaluate culturally sensitive engagement experiences focused on genetics and precision medicine. This award takes advantage of the expertise the GSLC has built over the past 19 years, primarily via our SEPA awards. The Center will draw on its SEPA […]

  • The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing
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    The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing is a 5 year project that funds resource development and professional development courses for high school teachers. Relevant hands-on models and materials are being developed by the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling that will allow for active learning of molecular genetics in the classroom. Teachers will participate in […]

  • Discover SCIENCE (a Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience) is a hands-on STEM and arts program that focuses on health issues of concern to the local District of Columbia community including asthma, stress, cardio-metabolic risk and mental health. Discover SCIENCE with Dr. Bear will hold a week of health sciences and art exploration at […]

  • Our high school teacher professional development program in human genetics and genomics, Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG), has proven to be a desirable and successful program in New England. As TtGG matures, we expect to introduce the program to more New England high schools, expand to Sacramento, California in 2018 (site of a third JAX […]

  • HIV Education
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    December 1, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. There has been significant progress in treatment and knowledge since 1988. However, HIV/AIDS continues to be a major threat, largely due to ongoing ignorance about the disease. Young people, especially, continue to be highly vulnerable. One SEPA-funded project, MicroMatters, addresses the challenge by enabling […]

  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s program, “In-School Internships for Teachers and Students in Underserved Schools” has proven to be quite successful with its strategic component of utilizing near-peer mentors to work with students and teachers throughout the school year. Near-peer mentors are undergraduate/post-baccalaureate interns majoring in STEM disciplines who are passionate about sharing their […]

  • STEM education geared toward next generation of teachers
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    MORGANTOWN – One West Virginia University program is on a mission to train the state’s next generation of science, technology, engineering and math teachers. Those teachers in turn will energize a new legion of grade and high school students to embrace science and technology, said Dr. Ann L. Chester, assistant vice president for Education Partnerships […]

  • BRIC: High School Students Become Citizen Scientists
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    BRIC is a unique pipeline program from Montana Tech, in which high school students engage in an authentic 3-day phage discovery project. If any phages are discovered, the student researcher names the phage and enters the new-to-science information at the website, The Actinobacteriophage Database.* These students, in essence, become citizen scientists, contributing to microbiology research efforts […]

  • Involving Students in Public Health Research
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    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 […]