Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd presents at the National Association of Biology Teachers

pgEd’s Vika, Florcy and Robin attend the NABT conference

This year pgEd had the pleasure of attending the annual National Association for Biology Teachers (NABT) conference in San Diego, California. Three of our team members presented a lesson on genetic technologies with a focus on the ethical, social and legal implications of the new CRISPR technology. The room was packed with teachers from across the country enthusiastic about CRISPR. Our session – and specifically our interactive “four corners” activity attracted many different points of views that reflected a larger society ofopinions.

PgEd was also lucky enough to be able to connect with more teachers through our booth. Hundreds of teachers were given free PgEd material and a krispy CRISPR treat! One of the most moving moments was when teachers who have been using our material expressed how impactful our material has been in their classrooms.

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Upcoming Events

Mon 22

SciEd Conference 2019

April 22 - April 25
Washington, D.C.
United States
Mon 29

“Is science letting us play God?” – Interfaith fellows meeting

April 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New York NY
United States
May 14

pgEd at the LEAH Project

May 14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Boston MA
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In the News

An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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