Genetics Afterschool Program

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!

Blog Recap of Winter 2021 Session

Starting Thursday, February 25th, 2021 and running virtually (4:00-5:00pm EST) for 6 weeks (Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1), this after-school program will teach you all about genetics!

This program is for MA residents (preferably in or around Boston) and for students in 7th and 8th grade. To apply, please complete the below survey: be aware that there are two required short answer questions for your student to complete (150 words or less):

  • Q1. What was your favorite recent lesson in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math and why?
  • Q2. Have you learned about genetics before? What do you already know? What do you want to know?

This program will not run in Fall 2021. Hopefully we will be back in the future!

K-12 Student Engagement (2022-2023)

Number of students directly interacted with with program efforts in AY 2022-23 (Sept ’22 – Feb’23):


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