Team:UIUC-Illinois/Outreach

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<p>In accordance to our "hands on" approach in getting directly involved with our community and involving the philosophies of science with local educational facilities, we visited and presented at the <a href="http://www.ngycp.org/site/state/il/">Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy</a> in Rantoul, Illinois (which was only about a half hour drive outside of campus).<br/><br/>
<p>In accordance to our "hands on" approach in getting directly involved with our community and involving the philosophies of science with local educational facilities, we visited and presented at the <a href="http://www.ngycp.org/site/state/il/">Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy</a> in Rantoul, Illinois (which was only about a half hour drive outside of campus).<br/><br/>
As a part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, the students were of a high school age demographic. However, the demographic and educational backgrounds has its differences from the standard educational system. Members of our team who had participated in educational scientific demonstrations had never been exposed to environment of a military academy. The scientific demonstrations involved:
As a part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, the students were of a high school age demographic. However, the demographic and educational backgrounds has its differences from the standard educational system. Members of our team who had participated in educational scientific demonstrations had never been exposed to environment of a military academy. The scientific demonstrations involved:
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<i>"The faces seemed familiar, but the atmosphere felt so foreign. It was eye opening to say the least, I feel like the schools I went too in the past pampered me with scientific education focuses. I'm glad we were able to open some eyes too, especially with the demonstrations we did with the liquid nitrogen and dry ice."</i>
<i>"The faces seemed familiar, but the atmosphere felt so foreign. It was eye opening to say the least, I feel like the schools I went too in the past pampered me with scientific education focuses. I'm glad we were able to open some eyes too, especially with the demonstrations we did with the liquid nitrogen and dry ice."</i>
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Revision as of 18:36, 2 October 2012

Header

Outreach

Human Practices
  • Overview
  • EOH
  • Lincoln's Challenge
  • GMO Collaboration
  • Genome Day
  • Further Resources
  • Contact Us
  • Mission Statement

    The UIUC 2012 iGEM team has embraced human practices as an opportunity to develop our own sense of ethics and responsibility while promoting general knowledge about synthetic biology.

    We have decided to focus our energies on a collaboration to produce informative and thought provoking videos on genetically modified organisms as well as individual presentations on synthetic biology within the Champaign-Urbana community.



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