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Interlink Type 2 Diabetes Video Contest
Location: Online
Dates: Monday, April 6, 2020 to Monday, April 6, 2020
Time: 5pm

Create a video that highlights the science, impact, and/or social factors related to Type 2 Diabetes, or career paths associated with the treatment of the disease.

  • Duration must be less than 3 minutes.
  • Submission Deadline 5PM on April 6, 2020 (Video and Entry Form requirements uploaded)
  • No entry fee, one submission per student or student group (group submission must be submitted by a single group member to act as the contact).

> Prize Grand Prize is $1000

Judging Criterion

  • Content is accurate, educational, and entertaining regarding the topic of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Video creatively covers information about Type 2 Diabetes and associated health careers

Submitting a Video

Upload your video using the Entry Form

Entry Form Requirements:

  • Email and Name of video submitter/group contact person.
  • Video (under 100MB and mp4 format preferred but wmv, mov, or avi accepted)
  • Please ensure you upload a signed Personal Video Release Forms for everyone appearing in the video. Forms can be found at https://tinyurl.com/l3fvnt
  • Anyone under the age of 18 at time of recording must have parent signature
  • Each file uploaded file should contain the full name of the video submitter or group names

Rules/Regulations

  • Video submissions must be from High School students.
  • Content must not promote illegal behavior, compromise individual privacy, or support racial, religious, sexual, or invidious prejudice
  • Videos and video production cannot infringe on the rights of others in ways that threaten, abuse, defame, or invade privacy or publicity rights of individuals.
  • Must not contain vulgar, obscene, profane, or morbid images.Videos must not contain copyrighted material (music, images, etc.) and must be original content created by the student.
  • Music in programs such as iMovie and Garageband are royalty free. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6667837
  • Only contestants living in the United States of America can participate.Judges' decisions are final.

UW-GSEO reserves the right to make any changes to the rules/regulations, including, without limitation.

UW-GSEO has the right to consider ineligible any video, disqualify the entrant, or terminate the Video Contest.

Prizes are non-transferable.

Entrants grant Genome Sciences Education Outreach at the University of Washington the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, display the entrant's project video without further compensation or notification of the entrant.


Summer PD: Teaching Type 2 Diabetes in Health and Biology classes
Location: Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
Dates: Monday, July 8, 2019 to Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 8 am - 4 pm

Spend one-day (July 8) or two-days (July 8 and 9) in Seattle with GSEO to learn how the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes can be used to teach about nutrition, homeostasis, population genetics, gene-environment interaction, and more. Participants will learn from scientists, have hands-on experiences with teaching activities, receive a stipend, and more.

A Curriculum Development session will take place July 10 and 11 for teachers who choose to apply for the additional days.

Additional information and an application can be found here. Applications will be closed May 1, 2019.

Summer PD: Teaching Type 2 Diabetes in Health and Biology classes
Location: Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
Dates: Monday, June 24, 2019 to Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 8 am - 4 pm

Spend one-day (June 24) or two-days (June 24 and 25) in the Yakima Valley with GSEO to learn how the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes can be used to teach about nutrition, homeostasis, population genetics, gene-environment interaction, and more. Participants will learn from scientists, have hands-on experiences with teaching activities, receive a stipend, and more.

Additional information and an application can be found here. Applications will be closed May 1, 2019.

GSEO at NABT: Using the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes to anchor core concepts in biology
Location: NABT Conference at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Dates: Saturday, November 10, 2018 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Type 2 diabetes anchors core ideas about feedback mechanisms, population traits, solutions to complex problems, and more. Come ask questions about the phenomenon, analyze CDC data, and model glucose homeostasis.

FACS Conference Teacher Workshop
Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia, WA
Dates: Monday, October 22, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am

Join us for a workshops at the Family and Consumers Science conference where GSEO will be presenting how to use Type 2 Diabetes to teach nutrition and wellness concepts.

WSTA Workshop: Using Type 2 Diabetes as a Phenomenon to Anchor Concepts
Location: Bellingham, WA
Dates: Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Join us at WSTA to learn more about how to provide meaningful context for concepts taught in high school biology classes. The story of type 2 diabetes frames core understandings about homeostasis, feedback mechanisms, body systems, genetics, and offers a real-world problem that is in need of solutions.

Curriculum Design Workshop
Location: Foege S-110, University of Washington
Dates: Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

GSEO will be partnering with teachers, scientists, nutrition experts and researchers to create type 2 diabetes-related curricula designed for upper level science and health classes.

Genes, the Environment, and Me 2015 Summer Workshop
Location: Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
Dates: Monday, June 22, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Genes, the Environment, and Me (GEM) supports teaching and learning about fundamental genetic concepts, complex diseases like type 2 diabetes that are influenced by gene-environment interactions, and how basic biomedical research is translated into clinical and public health practice.

We invite high school science and health teachers to join us this summer in collaborating with colleagues, learning about new curriculum, and hearing interesting guest speakers. Preference will be given to teachers from the Yakima Valley and neighboring communities in central Washington, and we encourage two or more teachers from a single school to attend.

Collectively, we will revise hands-on, experimentally-based, and hypothesis-driven lessons for high school students that focus on gene-environment interactions using the model organism C. elegans. We will also introduce a module that engages students in understanding the scientific basis and the societal and public health issues related to type 2 diabetes.

Participants will receive a $1000 honorarium for full participation in all five days of the workshop and follow-up exercises. Lunch and snacks are provided, and clock hours or UW credits are available at participant's expense.

For more information and to apply, please download the GEM Application form found here.

2012 Exploring Databases Summer Workshop
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dates: Monday, July 30, 2012 to Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

The Exploring Databases curriculum places high school students in the role of scientists as they investigate the effects of genes and environment on smoking behavior, using a database from an authentic investigation of smoking behavior. The curriculum can be used in high school and community college introductory biology classes, as well as advanced high school biology courses. It requires two weeks of classroom time, and students need access to computers for a minimum of two class periods.

The workshop will include opportunities to utilize the curriculum and discuss its implementation in different classroom settings with diverse student populations. It will also include guest speakers from the scientific and bioethics communities and in-depth discussions of educational research related to student involvement in scientific research. To apply, please go to the Exploring Databases 2012 summer workshop application form.

Genes, the Environment, and Me 2012 Summer Workshop
Location: Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
Dates: Monday, June 18, 2012 to Friday, June 22, 2012
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Genes, the Environment, and Me (GEM) supports teaching and learning about fundamental genetic concepts, complex diseases like type 2 diabetes that are influenced by gene-environment interactions, and how basic biomedical research is translated into clinical and public health practice.

We invite high school science teachers to join us this summer in developing lessons, collaborating with colleagues, and hearing interesting guest speakers. Preference will be given to teachers from the Yakima Valley and neighboring communities in central Washington, and we encourage two or more teachers from a single school to attend.

Collectively, we will revise hands-on, experimentally-based, and hypothesis-driven lessons for high school students that focus on gene-environment interactions using model organisms (e.g. yeast and the nematode C. elegans). We will also develop a module that engages students in understanding the scientific basis and the societal and public health issues related to type 2 diabetes.

Participants will receive a $1000 honorarium for full participation in all five days of the workshop. Lunch and snacks are provided, and clock hours or UW credits are available at participant's expense.

For more information and to register, please download the GEM Registration Form, complete it and scan it, and email it to Maureen Munn at mmunn@uw.edu or FAX to 206-685-7301 (attention: Maureen Munn).

Science and Engineering Festival 2012
Location: Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA
Dates: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 to Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time: 8:30 am-7 pm

Genome Sciences Education Outreach is partnering with UW GEAR UP and Educational Service district 105 to present the Science and Engineering Festival 2012. This event will include A Vex Robotics Competition, the Museum of Flight Planetarium, the UW Genome Sciences Genes, the Environment and Me project, the Oregon Health and Science University's Let's Get Healthy! exhibit, the Pacific Science Center's Robot Garage and many more activities.

From 8:30 am to 3 pm, the festival will be limited to pre-arranged field trips for middle and high schools. Please contact Raquel Romero to apply: 509-865-8594, romero_r@heritage.edu. The evening session from 4-7 pm will be open to the community and will feature a showcase of student work from 5-7 pm.

Exploring Databases workshop
Location: UW
Dates: Monday, July 26, 2010 to Thursday, July 29, 2010
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

During the 2010 summer workshop, participants worked with the Exploring Databases curriculum, conducted research using the smoking behavior database, met with guest speakers, and discussed implementation of the curriculum in their classrooms.

View the attachment: exdata2010_onepagemailer.doc (35.5 KB)

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