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StarNet in the news
December 9th, 2010

Read about the impact of StarNet: Investigating Smoking Behavior through this news article from the Billings Gazette.

GSEO receives a five year SEPA grant!
May 7th, 2011

GSEO has been awarded a five year Science Education Partnership Award for the project, Genes, the Environment, and Me (GEM).Learn more under Programs.

GSEO and UW GEAR UP host the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Science and Engineering Festivals
April 6th, 2012

GSEO and UW GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) hosted the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Science and Engineering Festivals in Yakima, Washington. The festivals included hands-on presentations from biomedical professionals, scientists, engineers, and STEM businesses; a VEX robotics competition; and workshops. For a brief overview, watch this video.

The 2013 festival included bilingual talks, including:

Cintia Gill: America's Childhood Health Epidemic;

Dianne Figlewicz Lattemann: What is Type 2 diabetes? Que es diabetes del Tipo 2?;

Johnnie Orozco: My Career Pathway and How I Got Help Along the Way Mi Camino a la Medicina y Los que me Ayudaron;

Marissa Vignali: Washington State: a Terrific Place to Stop Malaria El Estado de Washington: un Lugar Fantastico para Detener a la Malaria;

Rosa Solorzano: Jobs & Health Care related to STEM: Minority Opportunities in Healthcare

Exploring Databases awarded the July 2013 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction
August 1st, 2013

The project is described in the article Engaging High School Students in Research on Smoking Behavior published in the July 26, 2013 issue of Science.

GS presents Genetic Variation is the Spice of Life booth at the 2012 and 2013 Seattle Science Expo
August 9th, 2013

On a sunny Saturday in June, GS grad students, postdocs and GSEO staff presented a hands-on booth at the 2013 Seattle Science Expo at the Seattle Center. Activities including putting your own genetic traits on the genetic traits tree, examining models of proteins and DNA, and creating a Punnett Square of wild and mutant fruit flies.

GSEO highlights for 2014
August 9th, 2013

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

GSEO and UW GEAR UP host the 2014 Science and Engineering Festival. Click Read More for videos from 2013 festival.

GSEO and Genome Sciences students and postdocs have booth at the 2014 Paws on Science at Pacific Science Center.

GSEO Highlights
April 17th, 2014

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

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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GSEO Highlights

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

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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