The Plant Genome Research Outreach Program
The rapid advances in biological discovery have important ethical and economic consequences in medicine, agriculture, and law. Thus, an informed public is essential for the understanding, integration, and application of these scientific findings. To bridge the gap between research scientists and public educators, outreach programs have recently been initiated on the Cornell campus. With the support of Plant Genome Research Program funding, programs have been established that specifically address topics emerging from studies in plant genomics. The programs have several goals which include providing high school teachers with training in plant genome science and introducing high school and undergraduate students to laboratory and field research in plant science.
Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers
Originally designed specifically for high school biology teachers, the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT) now includes elementary through high school teachers and school administrators. CIBT offers unique opportunities for professional development.
The program is funded by grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the New York State Center for Advanced Technology.