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Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology 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 http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/plantgenomeoutreach/7-12%20teachers.htm Seven-week, hands-on research program in molecular biology and genomics for biology teachers in grades 7 through 12. University of Arizona Teacher Internships in Plant Genomics http://biotech.biology.arizona.edu/RET/TIPG.html Seven- to eight-week mentored research internships in plant genomics for teacher interns to develop and share teaching materials using the tools, skills and knowledge they obtain during their research. South Carolina DNA Learning Center http://www.clemson.edu/cle2_share/cwe/prov5101_emphasis_areas_oview/public.www/niche.php?niche=sc_dna_learn
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Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology Biotechnology and genetics field trips for middle and high school students, DNA summer camp, in-service summer programs for high school teachers. Center for Plant Genomics Training and Education, University of California Berkeley http://outreach.potatogenome.org Summer research for underrepresented high school students, bioinformatics summer workshops for high school and college students Rice Blast Genomics Outreach http://www.science-house.org/fungal/index.html 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 http://www.cifr.ncsu.edu/scibls/index.htm Laboratory courses for high school juniors and seniors for college credit.