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  • Young scientists and ambitious teachers improving health in an urban ecosystem
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    People of color who live in low income, urban communities experience lower levels of educational attainment than whites and continue to be underrepresented in science at all educational and professional levels. It is widely accepted that this underrepresentation in science is related, not only to processes of historical exclusion and racism, but ... »
  • Hispanic Role Models in Health Care Careers
    Date: 06/15/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), in association with the Hispanic Communications Network (HCN), proposes to address the shortage of bilingual professionals in all health fields by recruiting and interviewing bilingual role models and arranging to broadcast those interviews nationwide. Leveraging HCN’s nationally broadcast health ... »
  • This Is How We “Role”: Inspiring Future Researchers through Veterinary Medicine
    Date: 05/15/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The lack of diversity in the clinician-scientist workforce is a “very serious concern to the NIH” and to health care professions. Current efforts to broaden participation in STEM fields typically target high school and college-age students. Yet, history and national trends suggest that these efforts alone will not result in rapid or significant ... »
  • PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science for Rural Appalachian Youth
    Date: 05/13/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Recruiting more research scientists from rural Appalachia is essential for reducing the critical public health disparities found in this region. As a designated medically underserved area, the people of Appalachia endure limited access to healthcare and accompanying public health education, and exhibit higher disease incidences and shorter ... »
  • Biology of Human: Understanding Ourselves through the Lens of Current Biomedical Research
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Recent biomedical research has transformed scientific understanding of human biology. But many of these advances haven’t filtered into public awareness, hindering our ability to make good health-related decisions. A new educational program ‒ Biology of Human ‒ will help the public, particularly young people, better understand advances in ... »
  • KAYSC Podcast Crew: Evaluation Activities 2009 - 2010
    Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    From January - August 2010, the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center's (KAYSC) Podcast Crew worked to develop five video podcasts to supplement the Disease Detectives exhibition. Four of these podcasts focused broadly on infectious diseases and one podcast was an overview of the KAYSC. Funded through a SEPA grant from the National Institute of ... »
  • Nationwide Dissemination of Inside Cancer, a SEPA-Funded Internet Site for Teachers
    Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In January 2006, the Dolan DNA Learning Center launched its SEPA Phase I project: Inside Cancer, a media-rich internet site that examines the molecular genetic basis of cancer. We now propose a Phase II Project, which will employ a six-part strategy to broadly disseminate the site and evaluate its use as a resource in high school biology and ... »
  • North Star (Phase I and II)
    Date: 09/15/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Goals: 1) Increase the number of Alaskans from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly Alaska Natives, who pursue careers in health sciences and health professions and 2) Inform the Alaskan public about health science research and the clinical trial process so that they are better equipped to make healthier ... »
  • Cellular Universe Focus Groups
    Date: 02/25/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Maryland Science Center has received a SEPA grant to develop an exhibition, intern program and web site focusing on cell biology and stem cell research. The working title of the exhibition is Cellular Universe. The exhibit is intended to serve the following audiences: Families with children age nine and older; School groups (grades four and up ... »
  • Tissues of Life: Exhibition Remedial Evaluation, Program Summative Evaluation, and Web Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Remedial
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to simultaneously conduct a remedial evaluation of the exhibition Tissues of Life and its associated elements: the Web site with the same name, presentations at the Demonstration Station, and the What is Life?, play. The National Institutes of Health ... »

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