Urban Barcode Project
Educator Training

Our next UBP teacher training will be offered August 22 – 26, 2022 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm (until 3:00 pm on Monday, August 22nd) at DNALC NYC at City Tech.

Participants will be introduced to the DNA barcoding laboratory investigation and bioinformatics infrastructure. Teachers who complete this workshop are invited to organize student teams and propose UBP projects.

As part of this workshop, participants will also receive training from our collaborators at Billion Oyster Project. More details will be provided for registrants.
Teachers are eligible to attend the training workshop if they teach a high school science class or a science research program in the New York metropolitan area.

Once trained, teachers register on the barcoding portal on this site to enter student research teams in grades 9 to 12. Teams must develop an original research proposal following the proposal guidelines and teachers upload them to the portal where they are reviewed by UBP staff. Staff feedback can be incorporated, and revised proposals can be submitted by project deadlines.Teams with accepted proposals will receive supplies, equipment, and scientific support needed to conduct experiments. Results will be shared at an annual symposium.

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