March 13, 2014
pgEd’s Ting Wu is one of the organizers and panelists for the “Genetics, Biomedicine, and the Human Experience in Space” symposium on Thursday, March 13th from noon-5pm in Harvard Medical School’s New Research Building, Room 350. Featured speakers are Adam Steltzner, a NASA engineer who works for the Jet Propulsion Lab, and Dorit Donoviel, Deputy Chief Scientist for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Additional panelists from the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics are George Church, Susan Dymecki, Gary Ruvkun, David Sinclair and Bruce Yankner.
March 20, 2014
pgEd’s Ting Wu is an invited speaker in Harvard Medical School’s Mini-Med School Program, entitled “Up Close and Personal: Genetics and You.” This link has options for watching the presentation live online or from the video archive.
March 24, 2014
pgEd will be back in the classroom, with our newly expanded and revised lesson plans, this March in Brunswick, ME. We will be visiting Mrs. Dumont’s students, with some former Mount Desert Island Biological Lab summer students taking the helm. We are excited to have a chance to see some former students shine and always look forward to seeing new students dive into pgEd’s materials.
March 29, 2014
pgEd is delighted to run a training for teachers at the Museum of Science as part of the Museum’s Professional Development series, Hall of Human Life: The Power of Personal Data Teacher Institute.
April 3, 2014 – April 6, 2014
pgEd will be presenting at the 2014 NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Boston. Lauren and Dana’s session, entitled “Genetics Gets Personal: Teaching the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Personal Genetics,” will be held in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 156B on Sunday, April 6th.
April 4, 2014
Marnie will be one of four speakers at the 2014 Stanley N. Gershoff Symposium at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA. She will be discussing pgEd’s programming and curricula advancing public education on personal genetics as an introduction to the symposium entitled “Personalized Nutrition: Overlooked or Over-hyped?”