Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd awarded grant from DuPont to support new community-centered initiative

pgEd is grateful to DuPont for their contribution of $25,000 to support pgEd’s launch of an outpost in Fields Corner (the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston) in September. This new community-centered initiative is being headed up by Fabienne Mondesir (Director of Community Engagement), a veteran teacher from the Boston Public Schools who first came to pgEd through our professional development workshops, and Clifford “CJ” Jones (Community Liason), who first got involved with pgEd as a sophomore in high school when he met pgEd Director, Ting Wu. Fabienne and CJ are working to increase awareness, promote conversation, and establish trust with our local Boston communities towards the goal of making Boston an exemplar in terms of awareness and conversation about the benefits and implications of genetics. They are focusing in particular on engaging underserved and underrepresented communities through schools, youth organizations, libraries, faith institutions, and other community-based groups. Many thanks to DuPont for their generous support of these efforts. Stay tuned to our blog and events calendar to follow the latest from Fields Corner!

 

Upcoming Events

Jan 08

pgEd at Conservatory Lab Charter School

January 8, 2019, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Dorchester MA
United States
Jan 16

pgEd presentation at BosLab

January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sommerville MA
United States

In the News

Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org shared National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Becoming a Scientist with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins.
Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org

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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