Team:UMaryland/humanprac/publicschool

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<p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: center;" dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"><img src="http://parts.igem.org/wiki/images/b/bb/Pavelschoolvisit.jpg" border="0" width="494" height="371" style="border: 0;" /><br /></span></strong></span></p>
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<p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In June of 2014, a member of our group conducted a short presentation about genetic engineering for an AP Biology class at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. The presentation contained information on the process of genetic engineering in general including transcription and translation, the basics of bacterial genetics, plasmid design; and on our team’s project including the importance of oysters to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and economy, the mechanism by which </span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">P. marinus</span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> infects oysters, and the protein structure being designed for our project. Approximately half of the class period, both during the presentation and after it, was left for students to ask questions. Some of the students were clearly interested in learning more about the current and future applications of genetic engineering, such as in agriculture, and about the possible risks involved and how they can be reduced. Some of the students asking these questions later said after the presentation that they were interested in studying genetics in college. Overall, the presentation was understandable and engaging to most of the class and several students were clearly interested in learning more about IGEM and our team’s current project.</span></p> <div class="jb_pagin">
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<p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In June of 2014, a member of our group conducted a short presentation about genetic engineering for an AP Biology class at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. The presentation contained information on the process of genetic engineering in general including transcription and translation, the basics of bacterial genetics, plasmid design; and on our team’s project including the importance of oysters to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and economy, the mechanism by which </span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">P. marinus</span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> infects oysters, and the protein structure being designed for our project. Approximately half of the class period, both during the presentation and after it, was left for students to ask questions. Some of the students were clearly interested in learning more about the current and future applications of genetic engineering, such as in agriculture, and about the possible risks involved and how they can be reduced. Some of the students asking these questions later said after the presentation that they were interested in studying genetics in college. Overall, the presentation was understandable and engaging to most of the class and several students were clearly interested in learning more about IGEM and our team’s current project.</span></p>
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About Umaryland

UMaryland2014 is University of Maryland, College Parks, inaugural iGEM team. We are a combined effort of several departments and numerous faculty mentors. Although it is only our first year, believe our hard work and dedication has paid off. We can't wait for this years competition! GO TERPS!