North Star (Phase I and II)

September 15th, 2006 - June 30th, 2011 | PROJECT

Goals: 1) Increase the number of Alaskans from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly Alaska Natives, who pursue careers in health sciences and health professions and 2) Inform the Alaskan public about health science research and the clinical trial process so that they are better equipped to make healthier lifestyle choices and better understand the aims and benefits of clinical research. Objectives: 1) Pre-med Summer Enrichment program (U-DOC) at UAA (pipeline into college), 2) Statewide Alaska Student Scientist Corps for U-DOC, 3) students (pipeline into college), 4) Facility-based Student Science Guide program at Imaginarium Science Discovery Center, 5) Job Shadowing/Mentorship Program for U-DOC students and biomedical researchers, 6) Research-based and student-led exhibit, demonstration, and multi-media presentations, 7) Professional Development for educators, 8) North Star Website.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Savina Haywood, Principal Investigator, Anchorage Museum
Ian Van Tets, Contact, Anchorage Museum


Funding Source: NIH
Award Number: R25RR023272


Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status | Rural
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Health and medicine | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Laboratory Programs | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Summer and Extended Camps | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media