In an effort to compete for multimillion-dollar grants that require researchers to translate their findings for the general public in the form of outreach programs, the University of Florida developed the Scientific Thinking and Educational Partnership (STEP) program. This article describes the evolution of the STEP program, from the creation of a model outreach program called ufgenetics.com—a Web site geared toward media professionals and middle school and high school teachers—to the testing, evaluation, and promotion of that project. The STEP program has garnered over $1 million in grants in just 2 years of existence.
Hightower, Lisa; Telg, Ricky; Meyers, Courtney; Irani, Tracy; Gallo, Maria; and Myers, Brian
"The University of Florida’s Scientific Thinking and Educational Partnership Program: An Approach for Genetics Outreach,"
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