UNH Leitzel Center Partnership

In partnership with the UNH Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education, ARMI | BioFabUSA developed an awareness campaign and science education support for teachers and youth in New Hampshire and nationally.

Four curriculum storylines (modules) were designed through the collaboration of experts in bioengineering and regenerative medicine with trained Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) education consultants. The modules advance students’ understanding of biofabrication through videos demonstrating the exciting and passionate work, skills and thinking of dedicated scientists.

Scientist Profiles

A series of videos developed by the BioFab Educational Workforce Development (EWD) Project help secondary students to learn about the practices of scientists, engineers, technicians, and other professionals in the BioFab industry. Videos feature diverse professionals with a variety of backgrounds and career journeys, highlighting particular research areas and industry cultures. Students learn about each person’s work, stories about how the individuals’ education and career paths developed, and their passion for meeting the challenges of their work.

STEM from the START

ARMI | BioFabUSA launched “STEM from the Start” in partnership with the Leitzel Center at the University of New Hampshire. Educational videos, produced in partnership with NHPBS, were made available on the web for virtual learning opportunities. STEM from the Start is an innovative, online video-plus-activities curriculum supporting the Next Generation Science Standards for K-2 learners. Materials are also being developed for middle and high school students to help inform and educate them on biofabrication concepts. These efforts are one of many steps in building the workforce that will be needed to fuel the biomanufacturing industry.

Curriculum

The elementary modules provide inquiry-based lessons and activities that increase students’ foundation in the practices and content that support the understanding of science.

The middle and high school modules advance learning to engage students with the potential of biofabrication to regenerate cells, tissues, and organs.

The modules will:

  • Support current educational needs for Next Generation Science Standards
  • Highlight BioFabrication as a rapidly growing field that requires collaboration and communication across the STEM disciplines.

Click HERE for more detailed project design information.

Did You Know?

  • “STEM from the Start” videos were accessed by 4,327 different users in all 50 states, between March and October 2020.
  • Assuming that each person who accessed the video will share it with at least one class of students ranging in size from 20-50 students, we estimate that the “STEM from the Start” educational videos reached about 151,000 students.
  • More than 10,000 users have accessed the Ultra Awesome Animals production and teacher resources. Given an average class size of 25, this impacts 250, 000 students across the US. The greatest access has been with the following states: California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

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