Genetics Afterschool Program

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm the Center for STEM Education is virtually hosting faculty lead presentations followed by Q&A sessions in collaboration with our Pathways to STEM program, an afterschool program geared towards high school students interested in STEM. Students are still able to join and the link to sign up is provided here.

Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education, in partnership with NEU’s College of Science is offering a free, virtual afterschool program for students in grades 7-8 focused on learning more about Genetics. We ran this program this past winter: blog post recap here. We are attempting to gauge interest in this program to determine when we would run it again. Please complete this survey to let us know if you / your student/child would be interested in attending. Provided is added information about the Genetics Afterschool Program:

Gene Wizzes: Have you ever wondered why you are tall or why you can roll your tongue? What is the genetic code and how does it tell our body what to do? Genetics helps us understand everything from who we are to the microscopic viruses that wreak havoc on our population. Do you know how coronavirus testing works? How about the new COVID vaccine? Join Northeastern genetics Professor Henzy and health science student Teddi as they lead hands on experiments to answer some of these questions and more!

The theme for the fourth annual STEM Week is “See Yourself in STEM” and will take place from October 18-22. STEM Week is a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and employment opportunities, and compliment the formal instruction happening in the Commonwealth beyond STEM week.

 

 

 

 

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