One animation elucidated horizontal gene transfer, another provided an introduction to microbial diversity. Follow-up was done individually, by phone, and by e-mail to ensure questionnaire completion and occasionally to clarify answers. Individuals had to be nominated by their universities to apply. Kathy Takayama, Senior Science Education Fellow As a first generation college student, Kathy Takayama benefited from the mentorship of peers, teachers, and the broader community, and she has since been fortunate to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences and across the disciplines throughout her career. This summer, the two-week workshop focused on physiology, in particular, the mechanics and evolution of movement and metabolism in humans, and the current state of nutrition, obesity and public health.
A new introductory survey course that includes community access will utilize a theme-based, systems orientation to promote bioscience literacy. They also present their work at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, giving them exposure to the broader scientific community. Each problem set has between 5 and 50 cases that give students ample opportunities to practice and develop expert problem-solving skills. It was exciting and rejuvenating, just what teachers need during their summer planning periods! Also, wherever possible, please include a control group ideally , context, benchmark, or other comparator that will help us to understand the scope of each accomplishment. All 18 institutions included as controls are also medical schools, biomedical research institutions, teaching hospitals, or academic health centers.
Yale also reported that the average grade point average of its participants in science courses increased from 2. We do not expect you to answer every question. In addition, it is an unfortunate reality that evaluation quality varies widely depending on the sophistication of a program's evaluation team, which is often insufficiently broad to advance beyond the most easily measured evaluation criteria. Vic received a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and was then a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is working to build such a tree with an unexpected tool — microfluidic vessels, forged by biomaterial-encapsulated acupuncture needles that, once removed, can be used to create a network of biliary-lined tunnels through which bile can flow.
Please provide comparators that will put this information into context. All but one institution completed the form. Andrew Quon, Program Officer Andrew Quon is primarily responsible for the management and development of undergraduate science educational grants to research universities. . Please tell us what resources you have gained as specifically and quantifiably as you can.
Williams-Simon, who grew up on the Caribbean island of Grenada, moved to New York to study biology, with an emphasis on neuroscience, at Medgar Evers College. Luke's Medical Center University of Alabama at Birmingham University of California—San Diego, School of Medicine University of California—Los Angeles University of California—San Francisco University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences and Pritzker School of Medicine University of Cincinnati College of Medicine University of Kentucky University of Massachusetts Medical Center University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—New Jersey Medical School University of Minnesota—Twin Cities University of Mississippi School of Medicine University of Nevada School of Medicine University of South Dakota School of Medicine University of Utah School of Medicine University of Washington University of Wisconsin Medical School Wake Forest University School of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine West Virginia University, Robert C. As an undergraduate, David engaged in independent research all twelve quarters and three summers, and he liked it. Through annual progress reports, financial reports, and site visits, we tracked the progress of the 35 grantees and were pleased with the quality of science outreach work being done at the individual project level. The modules form a comprehensive, standards-based, hands-on, inquiry-driven science curriculum that has been adopted by more than 1,000 K—6 teachers across Pennsylvania, reaching approximately 25,000 students. By resources we mean additional funding, donations of space, volunteer hours, the creation of a new outreach position by your institution, etc.
Moreover, program evaluation can be a positive collaboration between grantor and grantee. Broadnax says she has also benefitted from interactions with Williams-Simon. In many ways, the summative evaluation of individual grants is a formative exercise in planning new grant initiatives; the grantee of one initiative informs and aids the grantor in planning the next. The presentations help reconnect the teachers to the excitement of research — always the motivating force behind good teaching but a force that is too easily lost in the routine of standardized curricula. Keck Foundation for the development of an undergraduate program in Applied Life Sciences.
The Institute prizes intellectual daring and seeks to preserve the autonomy of its scientists as they pursue their research. Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the. What level high school class would they target? If so, please state your findings. Mentors cover all costs for their students' materials, provide all training and assistance needed to help students complete a research project, and occasionally supplement the students' summer stipends. In that role, Nadia worked with patients, families, the medical team and the administration to address complaints and grievances as well as mitigate potential risks and lawsuits to the organization. And then quickly adds, courageous and very exuberant too. The exact function of stress granules and their potential role in disease are unknown, so Smith is investigating changes in the cell linked to their formation.
Mainly, they were there to figure out how best to incorporate exciting new research into basic biology lessons. The presentations help reconnect the teachers to the excitement of research — always the motivating force behind good teaching but a force that is too easily lost in the routine of standardized curricula. Dale Muzzey, a biophysics graduate student and animator, stepped in occasionally to provide guidance on what Macromedia Flash software could and could not do well. Using outcome evaluation to guide grant making: Theory, reality, and possibilities. Their detailed storyboards will be rendered into complete animations by professional animators and will be added to the growing library of animations for high school students on the Outreach website.
Christine Rodriguez for technical and content support. If you have not yet collected any data, please describe your evaluation plan and estimate when you will have results. Beneath the graph, use the color marker or pen that corresponds to the step to describe in words what happens in the membrane during this step. However, the design is incomplete and Smith wants to incorporate a biliary tree to guide hepato-secreted bile acids that aid in the breakdown of fats but pose as a potential toxin to these therapeutic grafts. Make sure to relate what is happening in the membrane to the value for membrane potential shown on the graph.
The number of scientists volunteering their time also increased dramatically to 27 by the third year of the grant. All classroom materials will be disseminated to a broad audience via the Outreach website and include online research projects, games, PowerPoint presentations and more, aimed at a wide variety of student audiences. As an example, a program might report the output that it trained 125 biology teachers to teach inquiry-based science. Use information from this activity to answer the questions and complete the tasks listed below. At some institutions, a program is well supported and boosts its director's career. Louis, and other distinguished research institutions.