SEP starts with a 3-week intensive summer session during which teachers gain skills and expertise in molecular biology, while developing a curriculum to bring back to their classrooms. This session includes one week working with a scientist mentor in a research lab. Afterwards, SEP teachers attend enrichment workshops and use SEP’s Kit Loan Program to deliver hands-on lab experiences to over 15,000 students each year.
Program Length: 3-weeks plus academic year support and events
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
- May 11: Opening Day (9am-6pm)
- July 8-26: Summer Session (8:30am-4pm)
- September 21: Kit Signup Day (9am-2:30pm)
- May 4, 2020: Reflection Day (9am-2:30pm)
Middle and high school science teachers from public schools, private schools, or home schools in Washington State.
Participants receive a $1000 stipend for the professional development experience. Upon completion of all program requirements, participants may earn five hours of graduate level credit (at low cost) through the University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences or 50 clock hours through WSTA.