Worlds of Connection

Worlds of Connections, through a partnership with NE STEM 4U after-school clubs, will use best practices in science education to engage underserved middle school youth. In the process, the project will promote public understanding of NIH-funded research using network science to improve public health. We have a fully integrated, crosscutting approach that combines network science, dynamic narratives, social engagement, inquiry, and emerging media arts. We will assess if our efforts improve youth understanding of network science for health and interest in biomedical careers.

In addition to direct interaction with youth in after-school clubs, the project will support the ability of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers to give all youth opportunities to consider network science health careers. Annual “Science Connectors” and “Network Science Institutes,” in partnership with the Lincoln Public School Science Curriculum Specialist, will enhance teacher knowledge and incorporation of network science.
CONTACT

Trish Wonch HillRESEARCH COORDINATOR

METHODOLOGY AND EVALUATION RESEARCH CORE FACILITY AT SBSRC

WHIT 370F
Lincoln NE 68583-0866