Grant: $4,973 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The program will provide summer research opportunities for a high school student(s) and/or teacher to conduct research on the NIH-funded Drugs of Abuse- Role of Protein Phosphorylation as part of their participation in The Rockefeller University Science Outreach Program. Since 1992, Science Outreach has aimed to improve scientific literacy among pre-college students by providing high quality laboratory research and scientific enrichment experiences for high school students and K-12 science teachers, with emphasis on reaching students from underserved communities that are largely underrepresented in the sciences. Science Outreach is aligned with national, state, and local standards, and Professional Development, the NY State Standards for Professional Development, and seven of eight New Standards for science education. Through Science Outreach, each year approximately 50 students and 10 teachers work together over the course of the summer, taking part in mentored research internships coupled with a course in science communication, along with related academic and professional development activities. Through mentored laboratory research experience, students and teachers gain advance knowledge of the content and process of modern scientific inquiry. The ScienTific Reading and Writing course (STRAW) complements and supports the research experience by helping participants learn strategies for analyzing complex scientific literature and effectively communicating their research. The Science Outreach professional development program for teachers consists of two summers, after which teachers implement Action Plans for incorporating inquiry-based research into their classroom instruction. Longitudinal studies have shown that these experiences encourage participating students to pursue research careers in health-related sciences, improve scientific classroom outcomes and course enrollment among students of participating teachers, provide valuable teaching opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral fellows, and help advance the research underway in the lab.
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Jobs Summary: Student intern (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Completed
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