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  • Remedial/Summative Evaluation of the Biomedical Technology Exhibition for The Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH
    Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Remedial
    Bio Med Tech: Engineering for Your Health was a 2,750 square foot exhibition at the Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) that dealt with issues related to biomedical technology. Partially funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Awards program (NIH/SEPA), the project was developed through a partnership ... »
  • Genetics of Taste: A Flavor for Health - Community Lab and Education Programs
    Date: 09/30/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project brings real scientific research into the public domain by establishing a research laboratory in a museum setting where visitors not only enroll in the study, they help shape it through their work as citizen scientists. Findings from the study will increase the public understanding of how genetic research translates into meaningful ... »
  • Human Health and Human Bulletins: Scientists and Teens Explore Health Sciences
    Date: 09/15/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The American Museum of Natural History requests SEPA support for a five-year development and implementation project entitled "Human Health and 'Human Bulletins': Scientists and Teens Explore Health Sciences in the Museum and World At Large." The program has three complementary components: (1) the development of 7 new productions for the Museum's ... »
  • Evolution and Health Traveling Exhibition and Education Programs
    Date: 08/19/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Hall of Science (NYHOS), in partnership with the University of Michigan (UM), the Miami Museum of Science (MMOS), the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), and a broad group of Science and Museum Advisors, requests $1,349,349 over five years for a combined Phase I and Phase II NIH SEPA grant to develop, test and travel a ... »
  • Going to Middle and Early High School Classes with Near-Peer Mentors
    Date: 09/30/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Having developed the concept of near-peer mentorship at the middle school/high school level and utilized it in a summer science education enhancement program now called Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science or GEMS at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), it is now our goal to ultimately expand this program into an ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Health and Biomedical Science for a Diverse Community (Phase 2)
    Date: 08/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), in collaboration with the Hall of Health, a hands-on health museum, proposes a two year, Phase II SEPA project entitled Health and Biomedical Science for a Diverse Community. The purpose of this project is to disseminate (1) "Your Genes and Your Choices," a unique, interactive exhibit on ... »
  • Serial Passage: Aids, Race, and Culture (Phase II)
    Date: 05/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Serial Passage: AIDS, Race, and Culture. is a 3-4 hour documentary film series and curriculum enhancement that examines the process of scientific inquiry in the development of the serial passage/contaminated needle theory of the origin of HIV/AIDS as well as the disproportionate impact of the pandemic upon Africans and African-Americans. The long ... »
  • Infectious Disease Exhibition: Examining Guided and Unguided Use of an Exhibition Case
    Date: 12/29/2006
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2006, the Science Museum of Minnesota carried out a formative evaluation of the traveling exhibition, Disease Detectives. Disease Detectives features an immersive environment where visitors investigate a case by meeting a patient (an interactive mannequin), interpreting lab tests, and exploring specific environments to learn more about disease ... »
  • 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 ... »