In and Beyond Africa Interactive Gives Students a Peek into the Future of Humans
Our popular interactive "In and Beyond Africa" shows how humans developed and migrated over the last 200,000 years, but what does the future hold for human beings? The "Deep Future" eLearning game encourages students to think - and share their ideas - about the near and distant future. Once responses are entered students can use the bar graphs, or word clouds, to compare their ideas with those submitted by other students around the world.
SXSW EDU 2020 Virtual Presentation - "Creating a Space for Genomics in all Classrooms"
South By Southwest (SXSW) EDU is a conference that brings together diverse people and topics creating an opportunity for unexpected discoveries. Although the March 2020 in-person conference was canceled this year, the National Human Genome Research Institute virtually presented their accepted presentation through Facebook Live and Genome TV last week. Watch the recorded presentation and hear about how NHGRI's Short Course in Genomics, the Tribal College Consortium on Genomics Training, and a partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture are working to create a space for genomics in all classrooms.
The American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Field
The American Society of Human Genetics has launched a new initiative designed to prepare individuals for professional success. The program is intended for late stage graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or early-career researchers interested in committing to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Those selected receive an annual enrichment fund to support career development activities, complimentary ASHG membership for two years, and much more! Eligible applicants have until June 11, 2020 to apply.
DNA Barcoding Education Resources from the DNA Learning Center
The DNA Learning Center at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory offers a three-part series about the bioinformatics of DNA barcoding for high school students and above. Resources to support the series include a YouTube video, student packets and slides. Teachers can simply send an email requesting instructor worksheets and packets. A great way for students to be introduced to bioinformatics and DNA barcoding!