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MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes

Michigan State University will help young people and their families understand what factors put them at risk for disease by expanding a program in the Flint Community Schools and surrounding community. Researchers plan to introduce a science curriculum focused on Type 2 diabetes for all sixth-grade students in the Flint school district this year. The… Read More »

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Michigan State University College of Education researchers and partners have created an innovative approach for teaching students about genetics—and helping them gain skills for in-demand science and technology jobs. The project recently gained attention from federal legislators, who visited participating schools in Michigan and Texas to learn how STEMGenetics is giving students an early advantage… Read More »

Science education scholar leads effort to reform genetics instruction

Most middle-schoolers struggle to grasp the introductory concepts of genetics, a field of study considered crucial to advancing solutions to health problems and disease such as cancer, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. In the journal Science Education, Michelle Williams suggests genetics and heredity lessons should be taught with broader… Read More »