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Resources for Educators

A variety of resources can be found on our dedicated pages for educators. All our resources draw upon scientific expertise from across the Academy’s network and will help you deepen STEM knowledge and pedagogical strategies as well as help schools design and improve STEM education using our STEM Education Framework. For those who are Academy members, there are additional exclusive opportunities for Member Schools to request mentorship from real scientists and gain access to special events, workshops and publications.​​

Upcoming Events

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January 18-29, 2021

New York, NY

In this course, we will be immersed in the current tools that biologists use to assess biodiversity and determine what makes a species vulnerable to extinction. We will explore several exciting case studies, ranging from viruses to insects, to mammals, that will allow you to integrate and apply your new biodiversity skills.

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January 18-29, 2021

New York, NY

In this course we will discuss the world famous green fluorescent proteins (aka GFP) and its family of fluorescent proteins. We will analyze the case of GFP to investigate the molecular nature of proteins and how they work. We also will highlight some applications of GFP in cutting-edge scientific research.

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January 18-29, 2021

New York, NY

The purpose of this course is to immerse students in the art (and science!) of communicating science. They will learn the fundamentals, as well as have minds-on opportunities to practice through the course. This course takes an inquiry-based approach in which students query, research, create, vet, peer-review, and try on different ways of communicating science for distinct audiences. Students will be active participants in their own learning experiences, coming away with a new appreciation for the challenge and excitement of creating science content for audiences they want to reach. The course culminates in a student showcase of their science communication products, which their invited guests may attend.

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January 18-29, 2021

New York, NY

In this workshop, you will learn what genetic ancestry is and how to determine an individual's ancestral origins using two types of genetic tests: autosomal and mitochondrial DNA tests. You will use publicly available genetic data from worldwide populations to determine an individual's autosomal and mitochondrial DNA ancestry. You will understand the importance of genetic ancestry in understanding our ancient origins and in health and disease. You will finally learn the process of performing a human genetic study including DNA collection and sequencing, data analysis, and communicating findings. Course topics include biology, genetics, programming, and statistics.

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January 18-29, 2021

New York, NY

In this course we will power our brain gym, or new neuron generation, and its importance to combat mental health disorders. You will analyze brain functionality through behavioral test studies and validate your results using biostatistics in a friendly user way. Finally, we will explore ways to improve our brain gym using meditation, art, and music.

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January 18-29, 2021

New York, NY

We will explore fundamental knowledge on blood vessel structure and function and cardiovascular diseases. Alongside, we will look into blood vessels computational modeling and its practical applications in biomedical engineering. Students will ultimately work collaboratively to design fluidic devices with research applications to provide answers and solutions to prevalent cardiovascular problems.

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January 25, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

New York, NY

Available via WEBINAR

FREE for Members

Challenge-based learning offers many educational benefits, including increased student engagement, skills development, and content mastery. In this event, students, teachers, and mentors who have participated in Academy challenges will share their experiences and consider implications for classroom practice.

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February 5, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

New York, NY

Available via WEBINAR

FREE for Members

Join us for a chat with Dr. Malika Grayson author of Hooded - A Black Girl's Guide to the Ph.D. She will share her experience and strategies she used to navigate the STEM Culture.

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February 10 - March 17, 2021

New York, NY

Available via WEBINAR

This course brought to you by Schrödinger LLC, will show how industry-leading computational molecular modeling tools are used to aid in polymer discovery and design.

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February 17, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST

New York, NY

Available via WEBINAR

Join us to learn about the approaches one needs to take to be successful in Clinical research and management. We will talk about regulations, ethics, skills and the evolution of this career path.

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    Resources for Educators

    A variety of resources can be found on our dedicated pages for educators. All our resources draw upon scientific expertise from across the Academy’s network and will help you deepen STEM knowledge and pedagogical strategies as well as help schools design and improve STEM education using our STEM Education Framework. For those who are Academy members, there are additional exclusive opportunities for Member Schools to request mentorship from real scientists and gain access to special events, workshops and publications.​​