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Whitehead Institute
9 Cambridge Center ♦ Cambridge, MA

Amy Tremblay ♦ tremblay@wi.mit.edu ♦ (617) 258-7270

http://wi.mit.edu/programs

 

Organization Description

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a nonprofit research and educational institution working with both private and public agencies. Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offering the intellectual, collegial and scientific benefits of a leading research university.


STEM Partnership Summary

Whitehead Seminar Series for High School Teachers: Entering its twenty-third season, the Seminar Series for High School Teachers offers educators the opportunity to explore topics at the forefront of biomedical research and incorporate new ideas into their classrooms. In addition to attending lectures, teachers may be assigned a Whitehead partner—a scientist who serves as a resource during the school year to answer questions, discuss research, or visit the classroom.  The series begins in October and lectures are held the first Monday of every month through June. Registration is required.

Whitehead Spring Lecture Series for High School Students: This program exposes students to cutting-edge topics in biomedical research. The three-day program, held during the public school spring vacation week, features lectures from leading scientific experts, hands-on laboratory demonstrations, visits to local biotechnology companies, and interactions with young Whitehead scientists. Registration is open to students age 14 and over, in grades 9-12. Admission requires parental consent, and students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Types of Educational Outreach Opportunities

Guest Speakers
Educator Workshops
Student Workshops

Target Population

Grades 9-12
Educators

Academic Subjects Related to Activities

Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Biomedical technology

 

 

 

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