The UNO Bioinformatics program provides opportunities for middle school and high school students to learn about the field of bioinformatics through hands-on, interactive presentations. These are made available here for school teachers to utilize. Provided are the PowerPoint presentations and the ancillaries. The protein-folding activity does require the use of Rubiks Twists, which can be found on the WWW for less than $15 each.
For teachers in the Omaha area, it is possible to request a presentation in house at your school for one or more classes (all materials provided) or to come to the Peter Kiewit Institute (where the UNO College of IS&T Bioinformatics program is located) on a field trip for a presenation and tour. Please contact Connie Jones or Dr. Mark Pauley for more information or to schedule a presenation.
Creation of the presentations was generously funded by an EUR mini-grant to Dr. Mark Pauley from the NSF grant UNO and MCC STEPping Together, awarded to UNO and Metropolitan Community College.