pgEd is excited to announce our third Summer Institute, July 29-31, 2014. This three-day teacher training will be an introduction to personal genetics and its impact on society. A wave of personal genetic information is coming – how can we prepare … Continue reading
pgEd is presenting our updated and expanded lessons to a group of science teachers this afternoon at the annual National Science Teacher Association conference underway in Boston this week. The online, electronic schedule has the correct information about … Continue reading
pgEd always looks forward to teaching (using our newly updated and expanded lesson plans), and we are especially excited to have spent some time with some biology students at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, ME.
pgEd’s newest quiz, “You Are Not Alone: The Microbiome” is live and ready for people to make their way through the questions, learn about the bacteria that are an essential part of our bodies (yes: yours, mine, newborn babies, everyone!), … Continue reading
pgEd’s co-founder and affiliate Dr. Jack Bateman has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award in the amount of $797,395 in support of his genetics and education program at Bowdoin College. The details of the grant and Jack’s research … Continue reading
Harvard Medical School, thanks to the help of many staff and faculty members including Ting Wu, pgEd’s Director, is hosting a very exciting and unique event – Genetics, Bioscience and the Human Experience in Space. The seminar is taking … Continue reading
Looking for excellent lesson plans on genetics, ethics and society? We’ve completed a major update of our curriculum!
pgEd’s lesson plans have been updated and expanded for 2014, and we are confident teachers and students will find them more dynamic and engaging than ever. The field of personal genetics changes so rapidly, and we are happy to have … Continue reading
Our colleagues at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) have just announced the question for their 9th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest for students in grades 9-12. Both students and teachers can win significant prizes, up to $1000.
This … Continue reading
Whenever pgEd is out talking with students, we often spend some time talking about how it is becoming increasingly inexpensive to learn about one’s own DNA. Students are very quick to grasp the implications of easy access to genetic information, … Continue reading
We were thrilled to have earned a spot as a speaker at the National Conference for the Social Studies, taking place right now in St. Louis, Missouri. pgEd is sharing several of its lesson plans – Eugenics and Genetics, Genes, … Continue reading