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June 2021

Teaching the Genome Generation: Teacher Professional Development – Portland, ME

June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021

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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ONLINE – New York State Master Teacher Program: Teacher Professional Development

June 28, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

pgEd will be presenting our DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement lesson to members of the New York State Master Teacher Program - a vibrant network of more than 800 outstanding public school teachers throughout the state who share a passion for their own STEM learning and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

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July 2021

Online Workshop: Genome Editing and Eugenics

July 12, 2021 - July 19, 2021

Genome editing is accelerating the pace of biological research and offers the potential to prevent and cure disease; create crops that are drought-tolerant, disease-resistant and more nutritious; and help us adapt to life on a warming planet. But it also raises concerns - especially in light of the history of eugenics. Eugenicists in the early 20th century sought to "improve" the human race through sterilization, immigration restriction and anti-miscegenation laws. Now that we are able to edit the human genome,…

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ONLINE – K-12 Summer Institute

July 20, 2021

Professional development conference (July 19-23) serving teaching from all over Texas who come together to learn about translating recent developments in environmental science, health, and technology into classroom learning. pgEd will host a one-day workshop on July 20th.

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Online Workshop: Personal Genetics and Society

July 21, 2021 - July 28, 2021

Personal genetics can impact our lives in many ways. This workshop will explore societal implications of personal genetics from reproduction and human sexual development to ancestry testing and law enforcement. Lessons covered will include: Introduction to Personal Genetics How Does Ancestry Testing Work? Exploring Admixture Testing Sex, Genetics and Athletics DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement Reproductive Genetic Testing: Technology, Access and Decision Making Please register here.

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August 2021

ONLINE – Science for Seminaries: 2021 Faculty Enrichment Workshop

August 10, 2021

Science for Seminaries is a project by the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This project works with seminaries across North America to integrate science into their core courses that future pastors and clergy will take. The main goal of the project is to be able to equip future religious leaders with basic science knowledge and resources, since surveys have shown that many congregants go to their pastors…

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October 2021

ONLINE – Humanity in Deep Space

October 20, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

pgEd’s Director, Dr. Ting Wu, will be discussing the intersection of genetics and space travel at a webinar organized by Humanity in Deep Space on “Are We Really Built for Space?”. Ting, who also directs the Consortium for Space Genetics at Harvard Medical School (MIT), will be joined by panelists, Dr. George Church (HMS/MIT) and Dr. Christopher Mason (Weill Cornell Medicine). The discussion will be moderated by Kris Kimel, who is the Founder of Humanity in Deep Space and Co-founder…

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ONLINE – Conversation with Churches Caring for Creation on genome editing and the environment

October 24, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

pgEd will present a workshop on genome editing and the environment, in collaboration with professor Susan Schroeder, for the Churches Caring for Creation group in Norman Oklahoma.

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ONLINE – National Human Genome Research Institute webinar

October 28, 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Marnie will be presenting a webinar to faculty and trainees in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The webinar will focus on pgEd's experiences and programs raising awareness and conversation about genetics and genomics. Thank you to Dr. Chris Gunter, who runs a research program on science communication and public engagement, for inviting pgEd to share our work!

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ONLINE – Invited talk on Ecology and Society at Bowdoin College

October 28, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dana Waring is joining Dr. Vlad Douhovnikoff's "Ecology and Society" class to talk about the intersections pgEd's sees between ecology, genetics and society.

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