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  • The Science of Really Gross Things: Engaging Young Learners in Biomedical Science
    Date: 07/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Through "Addressing the Science of Really Gross Things: Engaging Young Learners in Biomedical Science Through a Fulldome Planetarium Show and Supporting Curricula," Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in close collaboration with NIH-funded researchers at the UNC and a leading children's book ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Weighing the Evidence: Making Informed Health Care Decisions (A Traveling Exhibit)
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Health care in the United States is expensive and complex, and there are many competing interests that make it an increasing necessity for health care consumers to take an active role to better advocate for themselves and those who are impacted by the decisions that are made. Making effective health care choices requires both science literacy and ... »
  • Play Pads: Mobile Educational Health Science Activities for Children in Hospitals
    Date: 06/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), in partnership with the Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHRCO), proposes to design, develop, implement, and evaluate a hospital-based educational program using pedagogically rich mobile learning experiences with age-appropriate K-12 health sciences content. LHS ... »
  • Biomedical Workforce Working Group Report
    Date: 06/14/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report focuses on the biomedical workforce and has led to programs that include training biology students in science communication. ... »
  • Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond!--A Summative Evaluation of VIsitor Response
    Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History asked Ellen Giusti to evaluate visitor learning in its temporary exhibition, Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond! The exhibition, supported by a grant from the SEPA division of the National Institutes of Health, focuses on six blood-feeding species: bedbug, flea, head louse, pubic louse, ... »
  • Out of the Lab and Into the Spotlight: Bringing Current Health Research to the Public
    Date: 08/05/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Pacific Science Center (PSC) proposes Out of the Lab and Into the Spotlight (OLIS) a five-year project to bring current and fascinating information about health science research to Pacific Northwest audiences. Through a series of showcases that change content every six months the Research Focus Gallery will highlight cutting-edge local research. ... »
  • Transforming STEM Learning in Urban Schools Using the SSMV Model
    Date: 07/12/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The overall goal of the current proposal is to adapt the interdisciplinary research-based curriculum created at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) for implementation of a four-year program in three Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) high schools. The specific aims of the proposal are to adapt the on-campus (at Vanderbilt ... »
  • The Zoo in You: Exploring the Human Microbiome
    Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), in partnership with the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), proposes to develop the Zoo in You: Exploring the Human Microbiome, a 2,000 square foot bilingual (English and Spanish) traveling exhibition for national tour to science centers, health museums, and other relevant venues. The exhibition will ... »
  • 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 ... »

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