The pgEd team was busy this summer, getting out and talking to people about genetics and all the ways it may impact their lives.
Between June and August, we hosted or participated in teacher workshops in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. We appreciate all the teachers who took some time from their summer vacation to spend with us, and a special thanks goes out to our collaborators at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Sanford Research, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for hosting us. We are grateful for the continued collaboration with other SEPA-funded partners, including the K12 Summer Institute and Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab.
In addition to our work with educators, we also engaged with faith communities in Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Washington DC.
Meanwhile, back in Boston, our new collaboration with MEDscience allowed pgEd to meet each week with a different group of high school students who are interested in entering healthcare professions.
It was a busy summer, but we are so thankful for all the connections we made. We hope our paths cross again! Where will 2020 take us? Reach out if you are interested in learning more about our summer professional development opportunities.