This is an National Institutes of Health-Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) that focuses on developing and testing new learning materials that blend formal classroom instruction and informal community-based learning to give both students and community members opportunities to apply ideas about gene-environment interactions, natural selection, and evolution to their lives.
CREATE for STEM is partnering with the University of Michigan School of Public Health to do this work.
The project aims to:
- develop and assess new, digital curriculum materials for middle school science classes that focus on genomics and evolution;
- promote engagement and genomic literacy among students, families and the community;
- promote racial and ethnic diversity in the science community and
- disseminate curriculum and models for out-of-school activities through the website, publications and presentations.