This monograph shares results of our inquiry into pedagogical strategies that infuse career awareness into science lessons. We first identify four cognitive building blocks of career development and four promising approaches for raising awareness of science careers.
The interrelationship of structure and function is a key theme of biology. One important example of this relationship involves how the three-dimensional shapes of proteins are related to the roles they play at the cellular level.
Understanding how high school students become aware of STEM career options, how educators can help students translate awareness into pursuit of STEM careers, and how to provide students with the support and skills they need to succeed, are crucial elements in ensuring the future of our STEM
We investigated the effects of our Bio-ITEST teacher professional development model and bioinformatics curricula on cognitive traits (
The Bio-ITEST genetic research curriculum unit explores how bioinformatics is used to perform genetic research. Specifically, the bioinformatics tools of BLAST, ORFinder, ClustalW and Cn3D are used to analyze genetic sequences.
The Bio-ITEST genetic testing curriculum explores how bioinformatics is applied to genetic testing. Specifically, the bioinformatics tools of BLAST and Cn3D are used to investigate the genetic and molecular consequences of a mutation to the Breast Cancer Susceptibility 1 (BRCA1) gene.
Bioinformatics data and programs that enable these data to be searched, compared, and visualized are readily available to all--including high school students. So why aren't more high school students using these data in school projects?
Moderators: Jeanne Chowning, Bio-ITEST; Dina Kovarik, Bio-ITEST
Presenters: Sam Tran, Amgen; Piper Schwenke, NOAA
Presenters: Siobhan Bredin, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; Liesl Hotaling, COSEE