BioEYES is a K-12 science education program which provides classroom-based learning opportunities through the use of live zebrafish. The program is designed to foster enthusiasm for science by giving students opportunities to explore science through watching life develop firsthand. The program also seeks to empower teachers by providing opportunities for professional development and a co-teaching experience with trained science consultants. In 2022, the project was awarded a Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) grant to expand into new school and develop a service learning course enabling OSU undergraduates to engage in this outreach. Read more about it here, and consider supporting the program here.
In partnership with the Department of Molecular Genetics and Project BioEYES, Professor Sharon Amacher and genetics researcher Uyen Tram have the joy of scientific discovery to 480 4th and 5th graders in 13 different classrooms at 2 local elementary schools (between Fall 2019 and Fall 2021). To learn more about the program, check out the BioEYES website, or read the news coverage of the program pilot at Barrington Elementary School below.