High School teachers from Eastern Washington started the new year off with a bang! On January 5th they joined Dr. Anne Thompson, a Research Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Portland State University to learn more about her research. In the coming weeks, the teachers will work with ISB Education and the Eastern Washington Educational Service Districts to dive into the Invisible Forest classroom module.
Pop quiz: What’s the difference between DNA, RNA and proteins? ISB researchers have created a video game that teaches secondary students (grades 6-12) the key tenets of molecular biology in a fun, interactive and engaging way, and can be used by teachers as a supplemental aide to assist with complex lessons.
Dr. Knatokie Ford was the featured speaker of a virtual event hosted by ISB and Town Hall Seattle, and shared many of the experiences that helped pave her way to become a leading voice in STEM policy and advocacy, and identified several ways parents and teachers can encourage kids to become tomorrow’s STEM professionals.