Learning Science by Doing Science
We love learning science by doing science: Our approach separates education from rote memorization, regurgitation, and indoctrination. We advocate getting our “hands dirty” in the laboratory through active participation in our research and educational programs.
Promote Critical Thinking and Cognitive Reasoning
Our programs are designed to engage the citizen scientists in increasingly more complex problem-solving research activities as they apply what they already know to unfamiliar problems.
Combat Exclusion from Science
To become informed citizens is a civic responsibility with far reaching implications for innovation, discovery, and policy development. To accomplish this, science must be accessible to all and must value influences by diverse peoples while encouraging different approaches to problem solving.
Collaboration and Shared Science
We foster cooperative learning strategies that combine the expertise and experience of our citizen scientists and instructors. We also strongly assert that science shared freely is a good idea not just in principle only and we certainly encourage publication of our results in peer-reviewed science journals and other forums.
Our Mission is to promote citizen participation, to achieve scientific literacy, and to provide guidance and education in biomedical research. Using a hands on approach to learning science, we provide free open access to a biomedical research program including lab space, reagents, equipment, courses, and lectures. Central to our mission is the understanding that diversity of ideas and approaches to science is key to advances in the biomedical field and therefore we seek to broaden the field's perspective by actively engaging in outreach and mentoring to both women and minorities in science.
Dr. David S. Garbe
Board of Directors
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