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Rice: Genetic Variation Student & Teacher Workshop

July 21 - July 24

8-12th Students and Teachers 
July 21 – 24, 2019

Seeking 1-4 teachers from the Arkansas Delta Region to bring up to 8 students.

***Workshop limited to a total of 8 students and 4 teachers***

 

Tentative Schedule: Sunday 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 8:30am – 3:30pm, and Wednesday 8:30am – 12:30pm

 

Workshop Location:

Center for Math and Science Education, 346 N West Ave., Suite 202

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Each student and teacher participant will receive:

  • $500 stipend
  • Break snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinner
  • Lodging at a local hotel – 4 students per room
  • Travel expenses – mileage
  • Teachers: 18 hours of ADE-certified PD

 

For more information, contact Shawn Bell, UA STEM Center Director, seb010@uark.edu or 479-575-3875

 

Genetic variation in plants offers a future in their improvement

In natural populations in the wild or in their places of origin, many variants of a plant type can be found. Humans have selected the best variants for their uses and these plants have given rise to our cultivated plants. Genetic variation is therefore the key to be able to improve plants to diseases, stresses like drought/heat, eating quality or higher yield.

8-12th grade students will attend a summer workshop, funded by the National Science Foundation, laboratory and greenhouse experiments where such genetic variation can be studied using many scientific methods. The plant systems have been characterized at the DNA sequence level and have improved characters or traits that might make them useful for selection and development of crop plants.

The workshop will be held at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville campus), introducing students to the study of genetic variation at multiple levels of analysis, from the phenotype to analysis at the DNA and compositional levels. Students will learn some basic tools to distinguish differences between plant, methods and information that are representative of variation in any living system.  Students will be introduced to many interesting experimental methods and results, that will give them an experience of the fun and excitement of experimental science.

Shawn Bell, M.Ed, NBCT

Director

UA STEM Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMASE)

Arkansas NASA Educator Resource Center

NWA Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Bio: https://goo.gl/Vz1R6V

346 N. West Avenue, #202

Fayetteville, AR 72701

W:479.575.3875 C:479.530.7431

W: http://cmase.uark.edu

Details

Start:
July 21
End:
July 24
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Organizer

Shawn Bell
Email:
seb010@uark.edu

Venue

The University of Arkansas campus at the Center for Math and Science Education (CMASE)
346 N. West Avenue, #202, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fayettville, AR 72701 United States
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Details

Start:
July 21
End:
July 24
Event Categories:
, , ,

Organizer

Shawn Bell
Email:
seb010@uark.edu

Venue

The University of Arkansas campus at the Center for Math and Science Education (CMASE)
346 N. West Avenue, #202, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fayettville, AR 72701 United States
+ Google Map