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CONDUCTING AUTHENTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENOMICS RESEARCH IN HIGH SCHOOLS

Agency:
NSF

National Science Foundation

Project Number:
1031158
Contact PI / Project Leader:
VERSHON, ANDREW K
Awardee Organization:
RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK

Description

Abstract Text:
1031158
Vershon

This Rutgers University proposal, Conducting Authentic Molecular Biology and Genomics Research (MBGR) in High Schools, is a three-year strategies-based ITEST project that provides avenues for science teachers and their students to become part of, and contribute to, authentic research in biotechnology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Teachers and students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to analyze their experimental findings and publish their results in databases used by scientists throughout the world. The primary goal of MBGR is to determine what strategies promote authentic student research and thereby foster student interest in STEM careers. In this proposed study, MBGR will examine the role of five key elements and how they are related to the strategies that the program will use to a) broaden the research content of the project and, b) study the individual program components that are used to support genuine research in high schools. These strategies will be implemented and studied at three Universities: the lead facility, Waksman Institute, Rutgers University, and two other sites, John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and at the University of Texas at Austin. Participants will include 20 teachers and 40 students at the Rutgers Summer Institute; 10 teachers and 20 students at John Hopkins University Summer Institute and 6 teachers and 12 students at the University of Texas Summer Institute.
Project Terms:
austin; Baltimore; base; Beryllium; Bioinformatics; Biotechnology; career; Communication; Databases; Fostering; Genomics; Goals; high school; Individual; Institutes; interest; Lead; Maryland; Molecular Biology; Participant; programs; Publishing; Research; Role; Science; Scientist; Site; Students; teacher; Technology; Texas; Universities

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  VERSHON, ANDREW K
Other PI Information:
Not Applicable
Awardee Organization:
Name:  RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK
City:  NEW BRUNSWICK    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
District:  06
Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2011
Award Notice Date: 19-Nov-2010
DUNS Number: 001912864
Project Start Date: 15-Nov-2010
Budget Start Date:
CFDA Code: 47.076
Project End Date: 31-Oct-2013
Budget End Date:
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Project Funding Information for 2011:
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FY Total Cost
2011 NSF

National Science Foundation

$789,611

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