Grant: $267,989 - National Institutes of Health - Aug. 1, 2009
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Award Description: This Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) supplement grant will support broader dissemination and adoption of our SEPA-funded curriculum modules. It will also provide opportunities for increasing the involvement of scientists in bringing information on biomedical science and research to high school biology students.
Project Description: The goal of this proposal is to promote science literacy and an understanding of the biology of drug abuse and addiction through the development of curriculum modules that integrate problem-based learning (PBL) and student-centered activities. We will disseminate the curricula via science teacher professional development workshops as well as online. The curriculum modules will tie specifically to the NY State Mathematic Science and Technology Standards and the National Science Education Standards. Therefore, these curriculum modules will be able to be used by all students, and not only for the scientifically-oriented or scientifically-gifted students. This project will serve to provide science teachers with models for presenting information on the biology of drug abuse and addiction and for developing students skills for decision-making. Teachers will be able to adopt these curricula and adapt them for use in their own classrooms. Formative and summative evaluation will be integral parts of the entire program. We have recently begun this science education project and are in the early stages of creating high school biology lessons on the neurobiology of drug abuse and addiction. Our project team includes faculty and staff from the University of Rochester departments of Environmental Medicine and Pharmacology Physiology.
Jobs Summary: The University of Rochester created/retained an Professor, Research Assistant Professor, Instructor, Laboratory Technician, Health Project Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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