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H NPGI-Funded K-12 Outreach Activities with Broad Potential Impact Some NPGI-funded principal investigators (PIs) focus on providing outreach or enrichment activities specifically targeted to local K-12 students and/or teachers, but there are also a number of programs in which interested students and teachers from other parts of the state or the country can participate. Examples are listed below. • Iowa State: Plant Genome Outreach o o even-week, hands-on research program in molecular biology and ge- S nomics for biology teachers in grades 7 through 12. • University of Arizona Teacher Internships in Plant Genomics o o even- to eight-week mentored research internships in plant genomics for S teacher interns to develop and share teaching materials using the tools, skills and knowledge they obtain during their research. • South Carolina DNA Learning Center o ttp:// h public.www/niche.php?niche=sc_dna_learn 156

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A pp e n d i x G 157 o iotechnology and genetics field trips for middle and high school stu- B dents, DNA summer camp, in-service summer programs for high school teachers. • Center for Plant Genomics Training and Education, University of California Berkeley o o Summer research for underrepresented high school students, bioinfor- matics summer workshops for high school and college students • Rice Blast Genomics Outreach o o One-week teacher training workshops, kits, and laboratory manuals for teachers in North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, and Arizona • North Carolina State Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences o o Laboratory courses for high school juniors and seniors for college credit.