How do high
fit into PMABS?
In collaboration with Boston University Medical School's CityLab, Partnership
universities will host two-week summer workshops for high school teachers.
Participants will conduct laboratories--including prelab, lab, and postlab
components--that they can take back to their own classrooms.
We know that high school is where students begin making career decisions.
Through a curriculum that provides their students a real, discovery-oriented,
hands-on experience in the biosciences, high school teachers trained in
cutting-edge technology can demonstrate the exciting facets of a science
To interest students, each module will have a "hook" in the form of
an adventure or a mystery to be solved. An example is the module "Mystery
of the Crooked Cell" (© CityLab), which explores the molecular basis
of sickle cell anemia. Electrophoresis is used as a diagnostic tool to
differentiate sickle cell from normal hemoglobin.
Am I eligible to participate?
Yes, if you teach first-year, second-year, or AP biology in a North
Carolina high school with a large minority enrollment and are committed
to helping students learn more about biomolecular science.
Is financial support
Yes, each workshop participant will receive a $1,000 stipend and a $500
supply budget from PMABS.
How do I apply?
Application forms are available by mail through the PMABS office at
CB# 3280, Coker Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280.
In addition, you may call Ms. Milli Mickle, Program Assistant, at (919) 962-2289
or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.