We are pleased to announce this year’s Hands-on
Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science seed grant recipients:
- Our water our lives: an investigation of water ecology – a collaboration
between Dr. Christine Bezotte from Elmira College and Jason Howe from Cohn
Middle School in Elmira, N.Y.
- The SciCats program: Learning biochemical and biological
sciences at the elementary school level – a collaboration between Dr. Sylvie
Garneau-Tsodikova at the University of Kentucky and Kristi Webb at Ashland
Elementary School in Lexington, Ky.
- Science enthusiasm is contagious: secondary to primary
student transfer – a collaboration between Dr. Celeste R. Wirsig-Wiechmann from
the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and Bessie Bryant from Metro
Career Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla.
- SciTrek for the 7th grade: engaging students in
the practices of science – a collaboration between Dr Norbert Reich at the
University of California Santa Barbara and Mega Cotich and Shannon Carpenter at La Colina Junior High School in Santa
- Student inquiry with RNAi-mediated gene silencing in a highs
school setting – a collaboration between Dr. Greg Hermann at Lewis and Clark
College and Amy Lindahl at Grant High School in Portland, Ore.
For the past 4 years, the ASBMB has awarded small seed
grants to support innovative, hands-on projects that engaged K-12 students in science learning
through the HOPES program. These awards have been made possible by a grant from the NSF. For
more information about the grant opportunity, visit http://www.asbmb.org/hopesgrant/.