Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

SEPA supports educational activities, including interactive digital media resources, which compleme​nt or enhance workforce training to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

SEPA promotes interactive partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) pre-service and in-service teachers, schools, and other interested organizations. The program provides opportunities for students from underserved communities to consider careers in basic or clinical research; provides teachers with professional development in science content and teaching skills; and improves community health literacy through SEPA-funded science centers and museum exhibits on health and medicine.

Educational resources including classroom curricula, mobile laboratories, science center and museum exhibits, workshops, films, software, and websites that provide P-12 students, teachers, and the general public a better understanding of life sciences are also supported. A dedicated SEPA website provides access to the educational materials and expertise produced through these efforts.

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