Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd at the National Science Teacher Association Conference in Boston!

pgEd is presenting our updated and expanded lessons to a group of science teachers this afternoon at the annual National Science Teacher Association conference underway in Boston this week.  The online, electronic schedule has the correct information about our workshop: we are presenting Friday, April 4th, 12:30 in the main conference center, Room 252A. We are going to highlight several topics including the basics of personal genetics, the intersection of athletics and genetics, crime and DNA and the latest developments around genetic analysis and reproduction. 

pgEd loves science teachers, so of course this is always a wonderful meeting packed with great ideas and wonderful people.  We especially enjoyed Dr. Mayim Bialik’s keynote, introduced by Ann Merchant from the National Academies of Science. We learned a great deal about zombie neuroscience, a topic we must admit we had considered previously. However, we did appreciate Dr. Steven Schlozman’s  ideas of using narratives to engage students.

We encourage teachers from all over the world to join us this summer and we continue our efforts to support teachers in using our classroom materials. We are offering a 3 day professional development opportunity at Harvard Medical School this summer.  Dates are July 29-31, 2014.  Online registration is coming soon, in the meantime please email Lauren Tomaselli at for more information.

Upcoming Events

Thu 18

CRISPR Workshop III: Public outreach, education, and engagement

January 18 - January 19
Berkeley CA
United States
Thu 25

Introduction to personal genetics and society

January 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 01

Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations

February 1, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newton MA
United States

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