Education & Outreach - Past Programs
The Center and its collaborators are developing educational software to teach the next generation of systems biologists. Software has been designed for middle and high school students and their teachers.
The Skills Development Workshops aimed to increase the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in biomedical science and stimulate new collaborations.
The Center was an active participant in the University of Guam and the New Mexico State University RISE programs. These target universities have a high percentage of underrepresented minorities (Hispanic, Native American and Polynesian).
Undergraduate computer science students were introduced to systems biology through interships at the Center and in turn school students learn about this emerging field through the educational software developed by the interns.
Science and math teachers, and student teachers were offered a mentored research experience in the Center through the M.Sc. in Teaching program.
Researchers were encouraged to participate in the Center through this program, which supported systems biology research, with a focus on the use of innovative computational approaches.