NSF Plant Genome Research Program Awardee Meeting

Outreach Is Not A Big Stretch

A. Malcolm Campbell
Biology Department, Davidson College

Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT)

GCAT started as a simple question in 1998 (DeRisi paper talk)

GCAT has grown steadily over 6 academic years (graph of chips and people)

GCAT faculty share a vision of education

Who joins GCAT?

Organization integrates students and GCAT

Key reasons for GCAT success

GCAT provides tools, resources, experienced advice

Undergraduates conduct real research on tiny budgets

Primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) created student-friendly software

GCAT trains faculty how to perform DNA microarray experiments

Who funds GCAT enjoys widespread funding (now)

We measure impact on student learning

Everyone wins with increased diversity in science

GCAT uses human network to recruit

Education innovation becomes educational reform once it is published

What does the future hold?

A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step


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