Project Updates

  • HIV Education
    | News, Project, Project Update

    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 […]

  • New 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 […]

  • PI Update: STEMM Success with PiPES!
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    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 […]

  • It’s a Real Game Changer
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    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 […]

  • What is More Powerful than the Focus of a Trained Athlete?
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    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 […]

  • Chemicals, Poisons, and Toxicants, Oh My!
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    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 […]

  • It’s Elementary, Watson!
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    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 […]