Direct support of K-12 systems biology education initiatives
The Center supported the dissemination of systems biology approaches to (fundamentally) change the way K-12 science is taught and learned in high schools.
High school students
The Center provided direct support for disadvantaged high school students to receive training in systems biology and systems approaches through full time internships (35 hours per week) for an eight week summer training program.
Summer Academy (high school teachers)
Center support resulted in sixteen educators receiving systems biology curriculum, materials, and equipment (photometers). Teachers receive training to build photometers, inexpensively, enabling them to introduce new systems biology curriculum into their classrooms. This training also provides the teachers the opportunity to design and build a technology as part of their systems biology training.