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Study for High School Students and Teachers interested in Science
Protocol: STUDY00004655
Full Title
The Metagenomics Education Partnership: Harnessing the Power of Microbial Genome Sequencing and Big Data with High School Students and Teachers
This study enrolls high school students and teachers. The purpose of the study is to help students learn how to culture microbial organisms found in water samples from streams, rivers or lakes, and to teach about genome annotation, DNA sequencing and genomic DNA isolation. The study is also meant to help students learn more about scientific and health-related careers.

Students and teachers will be involved in the study for a year. Study takes place in high school classrooms.

For students, participation involves working with your teacher during the school year to perform genome sequencing on water samples and attending a Symposium Capstone at UB.

For teachers, participation involves: 5 days of Professional Development (PD) training in the Summer, 3 days of refresher/supplemental
training during the project school year, working with students during the school year to perform genome sequencing on water samples, and attending a Symposium Capstone with student participants at UB.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
-High School Biology (grades 9-12) teachers from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties/schools. -Teachers must recruit their students; students cannot enroll in the study on their own.
Age Group: Both Adults and Children
Principal Investigator: SHANNON CARLIN-MENTER
+1 716-829-5188
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