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Education Outreach Coordinator – Mr. Shea Harris rsharris@astate.edu Diversity Outreach Coordinator – Dr. Muthusamy Manoharan manoharanm@uapb.edu. P3 Outreach and Diversity. Comprehensive teaching module ($6000 equipment) Two-week loan period Lesson p lans provided

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P3 outreach and diversity

Education Outreach Coordinator – Mr. Shea Harris rsharris@astate.edu

Diversity Outreach Coordinator – Dr. MuthusamyManoharanmanoharanm@uapb.edu

P3 Outreach and Diversity


Biotech in a box program

Comprehensive teaching module ($6000 equipment)

Two-week loan period

Lesson plans provided

50+ AR Teachers certified for use

Aligned to AR Science Frameworks

BioTech-iN-a-Box Program

BTNB: BIOFUELS

BTNB: ELECTROPHORESIS


Expanding throughout ar uapb
Expanding Throughout AR – UAPB

  • Spring 2012 UG Biofuels Class:

    • 10 UAPB UG Students trained as “teacher mentors” for BioTech-iN-a-Box: Biofuels (BTNB).

  • Professional Development Workshop May 31st- June 1st

    • 8 regional (South AR) science teachers trained/certified

    • Participation by UG teacher mentors


Effective partnering

Remember to include P3 outreach tools in “Broader Impacts” sections of grant proposals. Contact Marta.Collier@Arkansas.gov for more information.

Effective Partnering

  • Arkansas Biosciences Institute Outreach Program

    • 700 students 4-12 grade students/year tour P3 sites

    • >200 have done hands-on experiments. (e.g. Plant DNA Extraction, Making Biodiesel, etc.)

  • Other Partners

    • AR STEM Centers

    • Conway Ecofest

    • Professional Development

    • School Districts (e.g. science nights; science fair)

    • Summer Science Academies