ISB Hosts 2nd Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon on Nov. 13

Valerie Logan during the 2012 Valerie Logan Luncheon.

Photo above: Valerie Logan during the 2012 Valerie Logan Luncheon. To inspire students and imbue them with a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we must inspire their teachers. ISB has always held this philosophy and, at the 2nd Annual Valerie Logan…

WA State Adopts Next Generation Science Standards

Teachers from Seattle and Renton public schools brainstorm during a June 24, 2013, workshop held at Institute for Systems Biology to prepare teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards.

PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2013 – After a two-year process, Washington State will officially adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It is the eighth state in the country to make the commitment. Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has been one of the…

ISB Leads the Way in Helping Washington Schools Adopt and Implement Next Generation Science Standards

ISB hosted 60 public school teachers on June 24, 2013, to help guide their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Washington State is expected to be among the first 10 states to officially adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. The NGSS were released in spring 2013 after a two-year development process and reflect the most contemporary research on science and science learning in determining…

Guest Post: Harvard at ISB

Alia and Tammy took what they learned at ISB and shared with science teachers in Massachusetts.

Guest Post By Alia Qatarneh Research Assistant, Life Sciences Outreach Program Harvard University The realm of research is changing. The understanding of a scientific phenomenon is no longer a journey on a one-way road. It is an active collaboration between many departments, professionals, and…

UW Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology

UW freshmen students in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program visited ISB.

“It was very interesting to learn how all the different backgrounds, such as one person having majored in physics, computer science, or chemistry, can come together to achieve a goal. Also, how some have bachelors or postdoc degrees. I also learned more about how…

Greater Good: Successful High School Interns

2013 High School Interns

Every summer, ISB welcomes a group of high school interns, hosted through our Systems Education Experiences program. ISB is proud of its collaborative and cross-disciplinary culture and we work hard to nurture an environment that allows our staff to achieve at a high level….

K-12 Science Education: MESA Math Scholars Visit ISB

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Just as the Seattle tourist traffic picks up in the summer, the intern and visitor traffic at ISB spikes during July and August. It’s always inspiring to see the fresh faces of high school students in our halls. On Aug. 7, the MESA Math…

To Inspire Students, We Have to Inspire their Teachers

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JUNE 24, 2013 — Dr. Lee Hood, ISB’s president, says that we have to “infect” kids with the excitement of science. The same can be said about their teachers. It may even be more crucial to inspire teachers, because they’re the ones who have…

ISB Education Team: Next Gen Science Standards for Teachers

ISB hosted 60 public school teachers on June 24, 2013, to help guide their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.

ISB is committed to K-12 science education. Today, to launch a new OSPI Math & Science Partnership, we are hosting 40 teachers from Seattle Public Schools and 20 teachers from Renton Public Schools to help them develop curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science…

Dr. Lee Hood Honored for Inspiring Future Scientists

Dr. Lee Hood during the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research event honoring inspiring scientists.

Dr. Lee Hood during the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research’s annual fundraising event on June 4, 2013. Dr. Hood received the Alvin J. Thompson Award for inspiring future scientists. Previous winners of this award from ISB include Dr. Nitin Baliga and Dr. Lee Rowen….