In two short decades, DNA sequencing has moved from a nascent, expensive process to an affordable, approachable commodity.
ISB Senior Research Engineer Christopher Lausted and Lincoln High School Teacher Dr. Danielle Vermaak, a husband-and-wife team, worked with ISB Education on a curriculum project aimed at bringing modern DNA sequencing to the biology classroom. The pilot project was tested in Vermaak’s Lincoln High School classroom.
Lausted and Vermaak were the featured guests of an ISB Research Roundtable presentation. You can learn all about the preparation and rollout of the curriculum project, how Vermaak’s students were thrilled to be “real scientists,” and what is coming next with the project by going here or hitting play on the video above.
This year, two deserving scientists were bestowed recognition for giving back to STEM education. Dr. Serdar Turkarslan is the recipient of the JoAnn Chrisman Award for Distinguished Service to STEM Education, and Dr. Christian Diener was awarded the Dr. Christine Schaeffer Award for Exemplary Service to STEM Education.
In this robust roundup from the 2021-22 academic year, we highlight the top projects the team worked on by month.
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