NWABR's bioinformatics program was funded by a grant called Bio-ITEST: New Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, an Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This three-year award provided funding for education outreach programs and curriculum development that help secondary school teachers and their students learn about how information technology is used in biological research.
Major collaborators include Digital World Biology, EdLab Group, and Shoreline Community College. The program draws on NWABR’s strong relationships with school districts, community groups, bioethicists, and NWABR member research institutions.
We no longer hold professional development workshops for our bioinformatics program. However, we are partnering with Shoreline Community College to offer a series of workshops for teachers that include biotechnology, bioinformatics and molecular biology. Learn more.
Please select from our curricula:
- Introductory level, Using Bioinformatics: Genetic Testing
- Advanced level, Using Bioinformatics: Genetic Research
For more information about science careers, including transcripts with various professionals and learning resources, check out our Student Career Center.
The Exploring Science Careers section of the Student Career Center page will also supplement the career lessons in the Introductory and Advanced bioinformatics curricula.
More about the Bio-ITEST program can be found in our Y3 Progress Report (PDF Download).