Supporting Educators

Chalker Lab and ISP use Tetrahymena to expand hands-on science in K-12 classrooms

Douglas Chalker, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a five-year $660,281 collaborative award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the ASSET program, an outreach program that incorporates Tetrahymena, a ciliated protozoan, into elementary science. Chalker, in collaboration with the Institute for School Partnership (ISP), plans to expand the program’s reach in St. Louis and incorporate more mathematics and computational thinking into program’s hands-on lessons. Read more in the Ampersand.