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April 2022

Guest Lecture at Bowdoin College – Brunswick, ME

April 20, 1:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Dana will be teaching in Professor Alison Riley Miller's class, "Science Education", talking about designing curriculum that can address complex ethical issues in the science classroom.

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Lecture at University of Maryland – College Park, MD

April 26

Dr. Leslie Pick has invited Marnie to visit the University of Maryland to discuss pgEd's work and her career path with undergraduate students studying genetics. Students are part of an Honors program that fosters academic pursuits as well as a strong service component.

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pgEd meeting teachers through the Jackson Lab’s Teaching the Genome Generation project – New Haven, CT

April 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dana is leading a session for a cohort of New Haven, CT area science teachers and pre-service teaches through the Jackson Lab's Teaching the Genome Generation project, and will be highlighting pgEd's teaching materials on ancestry, sex, genetics and athletics, as well as the intersections of genetics and the environment.

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May 2022

ONLINE – Inclusive Public Engagement for Geneticists: Building meaningful community partnerships, Co-creating educational programs that engage deaf and ASL-signing students

May 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Public engagement requires us to interrogate our language and the thinking behind it. What ideas are embedded in our language about genetics? What messages are we sending? How are people being impacted? In approaching these questions with humility, we have an opportunity to dismantle barriers that are excluding people from engaging with genetics, learn about assumptions that can cause harm, and create inclusive environments in our labs and classrooms. Join pgEd for a program with our colleagues from Gallaudet University…

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June 2022

NIH SciEd 2022 conference: workshop on Genetics Engagement – Washington, DC

June 2

Marnie will be a co-presenter for a workshop titled "Engaging Different Audiences in the Importance of Genetics and Genomics", organized by Maurice Godfrey.

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ONLINE – Academy of Jewish Religion – Yonkers, NY

June 9

Marnie will give a 1-hour presentation followed by discussion with future rabbis on "A basic understanding of genetics". She was invited to this conversation by Geoff Mitelman of Sinai & Synpases, as part of a series on scientific literacy (supported by AAAS DoSER Science for Seminaries program).

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2022 Teaching the Genome Generation Short Course – Brunswick, ME

June 27 - July 1
Bowdoin College, Campus Rd N
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG) is designed to provide high school teachers the content knowledge, teaching strategies, and resources needed to enhance student learning in genetics, genomics, and personalized medicine. In TtGG™, students conduct classroom experiments, collect and analyze real data, and discuss of the ethical complexities at the intersection of human genomics, research and medicine.

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July 2022

ONLINE – Texas A&M Summer Institute for K-12 Educators

July 18 - July 21

pgEd has been invited back to the Annual K-12 Summer Institute, organized by Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young and her colleagues at the MENTORS Project at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. We will present a one-day workshop with Texas teachers as a part of this virtual event.

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August 2022

ONLINE – SciComm Virtual Conference 2022 – Lincoln, NE

August 17 - August 19

Nadine will be giving a presentation about pgEd's work at the 2022 SciComm Virtual Conference "Sharing Science in a Polarized World".

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September 2022

Discussing Genetics: Science Engagement with Faith Communities

September 29, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an interactive virtual workshop for scientists on engaging with communities of faith. This session will be led by our colleague, Dr. Rob O’Malley, project director for the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Register today! Participants will: learn how culture, including religion and spirituality, are important considerations for inclusive public engagement with science; consider and discuss evidence-based best practices for science engagement; and apply the…

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