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Past Programs

Science Adventure Lab (SAL)

Science Adventure Lab program was initiated by Seattle Children’s Research Institute in 2008 to address the need for improved access of students in Washington state to high-quality, hands on science education and in recognition of the well-established connection between education and health.  With funding from the National Institute of Health, this project will deliver innovative hands-on science education on the Science Adventure Lab, a state-of-the-art mobile science lab, to ~700 fourth grade students annually at elementary schools, and add critically-important, structured, family based activities that will encourage and support student learning and interest in STEM careers. 


National Center for Women and Information Technology Extension Services

Funded by the National Science Foundation, invests in research and education supporting gender diversity, identifies research-based practices for progress, and implements these solutions across the country through its academic alliances.


Washington Global Health Alliance Ambassador Program

funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a three-year project that uses education, training and mentoring strategies with teachers, students, school administrators and community stakeholders to prepare greater numbers of students who are aware of global health issues and are ready to pursue diverse global health fields of study.


BioQuest Site Explorations 

Explorations are half-day job shadows for an entire class of high school students who visit the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute for an introduction to global health, tour research laboratories, converse with practicing scientists, and complete a hands-on laboratory investigation in the BioQuest Discovery Lab.


BioQuest Out-of-School Time Program

Funded by the Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the National Institute of Health (NIH), provides a year-long, after-school mentorship for Academy students during their senior year of high school.


Everett Science Partnership – Observing and Improving Student Learning

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Washington State Math and Science Partnership, is a three-year program in which teachers and facilitators work together to investigate classroom strategies that have the greatest impact on students’ learning in science.


Research Experience for Undergraduates Program 

The Institute for Systems Biology provides experiences for undergraduate students who traditionally have limited access to cutting-edge research.


Missouri University of Science and Technology Collaborative Research Project

Funded by the National Science Foundation, establishes a global partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and the Universidad Publica de Navarra (Spain) and integrates cross-institutional, student-team global sustainability projects through its integrated supply chain management curriculum that addresses the important concepts of green manufacturing and green facility logistics built on global processes and sustainability factors.


Northwest Association for Biomedical Research – Collaborations to Understand Research and Ethics

Funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the National Institute of Health (NIH), addresses a fundamental need in science education by preparing teachers to address research and ethical issues with their students.


Sustainable Agriculture Education Project

Funded by the National Science Foundation, addresses the increasing demand for technicians skilled in agricultural practices by designing and implementing ecologically-balanced courses, and supporting students who take active roles in the production of healthy, sustainable, local food cultures and economies.


Improving the Effectiveness of Teacher Diagnostic Skills and Tools

Funded by the National Science Foundation, establishes a partnership between the Physics Department at Seattle Pacific University and FACET Innovations in a five-year research and development effort that targets the in-depth preparation and enhancement of physics and physical science teachers for grades 5-10 in the Seattle Public Schools, the Spokane School District, and the Bellevue School District.


Collaborative Program for Hands-On Learning, Severe Weather, and Next-Generation Multi-Function Radar
Funded by the National Science Foundation, creates an interdisciplinary, active-learning, and hands-on laboratory program that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for organizing real-time weather data, improving and preparing data for display, and interpreting its meteorological and scientific significance.