Genome Sciences Education Outreach at the University of Washington in Seattle develops innovative programs that bring leading-edge science to teachers and students in K-12 schools. These programs provide interdisciplinary, hands-on science curricula, teacher training, equipment, and support to promote systemic change in schools.

We are pleased to announce that Genome Sciences Education Outreach has received funding from a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) to support our new project Genes, the Environment, and Me: Health and STEM Network (GEMNet).

Check out our new, complementary units for HEALTH and BIOLOGY classes that use the growth of type 2 diabetes to provide context for important concepts around nutrition, homeostasis, genetics, and more. Additional resources can be downloaded from the Instructional Materials tab under GEMNet.

Health, Nutrition, and Type 2 Diabetes

Biology, Homeostasis, and Type 2 Diabetes

Please contact Joan Griswold at jcgriz@uw.edu for the accompanying slide sets.

Our previous project, Genes, the Environment, and Me, (GEM) resulted in two curricular units which can be found under "Instructional Materials."


GEMNet and GEM have been supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Recent Publications: Celebrating STEM in Rural Communities: A Model for an Inclusive Science and Engineering Festival details three successful science festivals held in Yakima, Washington.

The paper How Do You Like Your Science, Wet or Dry? reports on impacts of the Exploring Databases project.

Socratic Seminar with Data: A Strategy to Support Student Discourse and Understanding is available in the August 2017 issue of The American Biology Teacher

Carolina Kit to Support Worm Curriculum: GSEO is partnering with Carolina Biological Supply to support teachers with the What can we learn from worms? curriculum. Kits are now available here.


Exploring Databases awarded the July 2013 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. Click Read More for link to Science article.


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University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences
Education Outreach, Box 355065 ~ Foege Building, Room S-334 ~ Seattle, WA 98195
phone: (206) 616-4538 fax: (206) 685-7301