Washington, D.C.—BioEYES was accepted to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) video competition on May 15-22, 2017. BioEYES supporters are encouraged to go to the competition website at stemforall2017.videohall.com and share and vote for the BioEYES video! (Note the guidelines for the three ways to vote. Watch the video directly here http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/p/1025)

Project BioEYES, based at Carnegie’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD, (www.bioeyes.org) uses live zebrafish to teach basic scientific principles, animal development, and genetics to underrepresented students, while training teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) techniques at the same time. The zebrafish embryo is clear, making it ideal for these observations. Each BioEYES center reflects a partnership between local educators, school districts, and cutting-edge scientific laboratories like that of Steve Farber, co-founder of the program.

The 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Research & Design for Impact competition will feature advanced NSF and other federally funded programs that are “aimed at improving teaching and learning of STEM.”

The competition entrants have created videos using as little technical language as possible, geared toward a general audience. The objective is to help NSF reach its goal of broad distribution. The maximum length is three minutes.

“Our video is entitled Hands-On Life Science Using Live Fish,” remarked Steve Farber, BioEYES co-founder.  “We want to encourage BioEYES colleagues, partners, participants and anyone else to vote on and share our work. You can submit your vote during the week of May 15th to the 22nd at  stemforall2017.videohall.com.” 

The winning videos will be announced by NSF online on May 23, 2017. They will also be tagged with icons showing Public Choice, Presenters’ Choice, and Facilitators’ Choice recognition.

Watch the NSF recognized videos from last year’s competition at stemforall2016.videohall.com

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BioEYES is a joint effort between the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Additional centers are located at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Utah, and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The program is funded by grants and gifts with help from the Carnegie Institution’s endowment. A complete list of sponsors can be found at the project’s website http://www.bioeyes.org/index.php

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