Health in Our Hands

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This is a 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. 

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CREATE for STEM is partnering with the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Concord Consortium 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


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