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Made possible by partnership between:

  • University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • UW Genome Sciences Education Outreach, GEM
  • ESD 105


Genome Sciences Education Outreach (GSEO)

Genome Sciences Education Outreach at the University of Washington in Seattle develops innovative programs that bring leading-edge science to teachers and students in K-12 schools. These programs provide interdisciplinary, hands-on science curricula, teacher training, equipment, and support to promote systemic change in schools.

In April 2011, we received a five year Science Education Partnership Award grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project, Genes, the Environment, and Me (GEM). This project addresses the pressing need for deeper understanding of biomedical research and increased representation of underrepresented minorities in biomedical fields through a school and community-focused science program.

GEM strives to involve community members—teachers, parents, and community leaders—as partners in planning, developing, and implementing project activities. Through these partnerships, we are developing the following project components:

For more information about this and other projects supported by GSEO, please contact Maureen Munn at or Jeff Shaver at, or check our website at