In 2007 and 2008, ~60 high school teachers attended a summer workshop on our curriculum, Investigating the Effects of Genes and Environment on Smoking Behavior. Through this curriculum, students were able to participate in classroom-based authentic research in several ways, including genotyping of human subject DNA for several candidate genes for nicotine addiction.
Through 2004, a summer workshop for high school teachers interested in participating in the DNA sequencing project was held on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Shorter workshops were held at other times of the year at program partner sites and national and regional teachers' meetings.
Teacher Research Experience
The StarNet Project is funded by a Science Education on Drug Abuse Partnership Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2R2S DAO13180).
For further information on the StarNet project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences
This page was last updated 01/08/10.