2013 ASBMB HOPES Grant Recipients

undergrad poster competition 2011July 11, 2013 – The ASBMB Hands-on Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science (HOPES) program announces its 2013 grant recipients. The HOPES grants are awarded to research scientists and K-12 teachers collaborating to bring hands-on science learning methods into the classroom. With funding from NSF, each award is worth $2000 and is used to support the development of K-12 STEM outreach projects.

We are pleased to announce our 2013 HOPES Grant recipients:

1. Engineering Biology: Outreach and Opportunities for Students K-12 – a collaboration between Dr. Natalie Kuldell at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rebekah Ravgiala at Tyngsborough High School.

2. Fostering Science Interest among 6th grade students using engaging, inquiry-based activities at Western Alamance Middle School – a collaboration between Dr. Jennifer Uno at Elon University and Susan Dixon at Western Alamance Middle School.

3. Curiosity: A Secrecy of Over a Century, From Polypoid Giant Cells to Cancer Stem Cells – a collaboration between Dr. Yinsheng Wan of Providence College and Dr. Scott Macbeth at Classical High School.

4. Fostering Undergraduate Biology Student Engagement in Local High School Biology Classrooms – a collaboration between Dr Ann Williams at The University of Tampa, Dr. Audrey Shor of Saint Leo University, and Denise Dennison at Wharton High School.

5. Adventures in Macromolecular Structure and Chemistry – a collaboration between Dr. Craig Mello at the University of Massachusetts at Worcester and Javier Anduaga at BASIS Mesa in Arizona.

6. Introduction to Gel Electrophoresis and DNA Analysis – a collaboration between Dr. James Hazzard at the University of Arizona, Stephen Wollerman at San Miguel High School, Leslie Shultz-Crist at San Miguel High School, and Richard Reyes at San Miguel High School.

7. Promoting In-Depth Human Health Exploration through Guided Individual Projects Utilizing Genomic Sequencing Technologies – a collaboration between Dr. Maarten Chrispeels at the University of California San Diego, Danjuma Quarless at the University of California San Diego, and Matthew Leader at High Tech High School in San Marcos.

8. CSI Biology – Engaging High School Students in Hands-on Molecular Biology and Biochemistry using Forensics – a collaboration between Dr. Nancy Eddy Hopkins at Tulane University and David Swift at Riverdale High School.

9. Understanding the Production of Carbon Dioxide and its Potential Effects on Climate Change – a collaboration between Dr. Steven Miller at Indiana University and Norman Leonard at Pike High School.

10. Epidemiological investigation of commonly acquired infections at animal shelters as a method to teach high school students microbiology and veterinary medicine – a collaboration between Dr. Dan Purcell at the University of New Mexico and David Osmond at The ASK Academy.

11. Genes, Mutations, and Diseases: understanding the origins of genetic disorders through experimental learning – a collaboration between Dr. Edwin Li at Saint Joseph’s University and Matthew Jurkiewicz at Bishop McDevitt High School.