Genome Sciences Education Outreach

For applications for the 2014 Teacher Summer Workshop, please click PROGRAMS to the left, then Genes, the Environment, and Me.

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.

alt textTeacher professional development is a vital component of all our programs.

Biology and medicine are changing dramatically as we begin the 21st century. Sequencing the human genome, the blueprint for human heredity, has lead to fundamental changes in the way science and medicine are practiced. New information from the Human Genome Project presents striking social and ethical challenges as well as unique opportunities that require citizens to understand science to make informed decisions. To prepare society for these challenges, we need to develop state-of-the-art curricula in both science and ethics for K-12 schools.

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GSEO Highlights for 2014

Science and Engineering Festival: GSEO and UW GEAR UP host the 2014 festival in Yakima, Washington. Click here to view the 2014 festival video, and click Read More for videos from the 2013 festival.


Paws on Science: GSEO and Genome Sciences students and postdocs participated in the 2014 Paws on Science at Pacific Science Center.


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