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Volunteer Program Brings Microscopes, Scientists Into Utah Classrooms; October 2018
Heather Simonson, KSL-TV

BioEYES: See-Thru Science!, October 2018
Sheilah Kast & Melissa Gerr, WYPR "On the Record"

"What do you have in common with a fish? Dr. Steven Farber, from the Carnegie Institution for Science, has a good idea: turns out, it goes clear down to the genes. He tells us about his research on heart disease using--of all things--the tiny zebrafish. He’s also created a short beginners’ genetics curriculum based on fish development -- called BioEYES. We also visit Mt. Washington School and meet BioEYES outreach educator Terrone Jasper, and science teacher Leaha Charles Pierre, whose students are experiencing BioEYES for the first time."

The Dig: Zebrafish in the Classroom, October 2018
Maryland Public Television

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Most Recent Press

"BioEYES: 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education" September 2018
Nicole Haloupek, GENETICS

"In classrooms from Philadelphia to Melbourne, kids huddle around a common interest: live zebrafish. The fish are not class pets—they are part of a hands-on educational experience provided by BioEYES, a program that earned its creators, geneticist Steven Farber and education expert Jamie Shuda, the Genetics Society of America’s 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education. BioEYES has come a long way since its creation in 2002. 'We’ve been around for 15 years and reached over 120,000 kids,' says Shuda. 'But it literally started with me driving around Philadelphia with fish in my backseat.'"

"Something (Zebra) Fishy is Going on in Classrooms: BioEYES Turns Kids on to Science" August 2018
Peta Owens-Liston, ARUP Laboratories

"What better way to teach children about science than to let them watch life develop right before their eyes? Some Utah schoolchildren are getting that opportunity with the help of volunteers from ARUP Laboratories through BioEYES, a national science education program offered through University of Utah (U of U) Health. Their reaction as they look through a microscope and see living cells evolve within zebrafish eggs is memorable, says Sue Reese, an ARUP medical technologist who spent a week last April with fifth-graders as a BioEYES volunteer."
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Most Recent Staff Publication

"Kicking It Up a Notch: Becoming a Culturally Relevant Science Educator," January 2017
Valerie Butler, The Node

"I want to talk about how you can take your science teaching to the next level, where young people, and especially underrepresented young people (people of color, LGBT, immigrants, girls, etc.), find what you’re teaching engaging, relevant to their lives, and which research shows that if done thoughtfully, enables them to achieve a higher level of learning. I’m not suggesting you change your science content. Instead, I’d like to illustrate the importance of modifying your teaching to be culturally relevant."
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