Science Education Outreach Program
Science Education Outreach Program, SEOP, is a successful outreach program that has been in place since 1995. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences at Yale carry out projects in genetics in the New Haven Middle Schools going together as teams of 3 per classroom. We focus on middle school to capture the spirit of curiosity of young people before they decide whether science is "cool" or not. The program has a four-fold mission:
- teach students about genetics and DNA
- enhance students' curiosity and enthusiasm for science and inspire them to pursue scientific careers
- provide interactions with scientists to demystify stereotypes and provide alternative views of them as a diverse group of "normal" people
- provide an opportunity for Yale graduate students and postdoctoral fellow to share their love of science with city students
Details of the program can be found at http://www.seop.yale.edu Graduate students can fulfill one semester of their teaching requirement by serving as a TA for the program. Immunobiology students have served as TAs in the past. Contact Dr. Paula Kavathas, the director, if interested.