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.

Interested in summer professional development?

We will be providing workshops on how to use the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes to teach concepts in health and biology. Join us on June 24 - 25 in the Yakima Valley, or July 8 - 9 in Seattle. APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE.

Due to popular demand, we are adding a one-day workshop hosted by Cheney High School on June 17, 2019. Applications for this workshop only can be found here.

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.

Health, Nutrition, and Type 2 Diabetes

Biology, Homeostasis, and Type 2 Diabetes

Please contact Joan Griswold at 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."

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).

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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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