Community Activities

Digital World Biology is a strong supporter of science education at all levels.
With support from the National Science Foundation, we assisted in developing bioinformatics curriculum for high schools and popular bioinformatics tutorials that are used in both college and high school classes. We have shared these materials at several Bio-Link workshops, and at workshops sponsored by CCURI, Tulsa Community College (SEEDBed award), and Del Mar College.  Digital World Biology is also partnering with the 
Amgen Biotech Experience at Shoreline Community College to assist in providing professional development opportunities for high school teachers.

Amgen Biotech Experience

Digital World Biology has been working with Shoreline Community College to provide professional development for teachers in biotechnology and bioinformatics.  
Read more and access the materials:

The development of these materials was funded through a partnership with Shoreline Community College and a grant from the Amgen Foundation.

Bio-ITEST

Through the Bio-ITEST project, Digital World Biology worked with the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) and the EdLab Group to develop curricular materials and prepare high school teachers to infuse bioinformatics materials into their courses. Through Bio-ITEST, we created two curricular strands: a unit for beginners that covers genetic testing and an advanced strand that explores DNA barcoding and evolution.  Both strands include career explorations and bioethics components that cover topics such as genetic testing and funding for research into rare genetic disorders.  

Read more and access the curriculum and resource materials:

The development of these materials was funded in part by an ITEST grant from the National Science Foundation DRL-0833779. 

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation.

Bioinformatics tutorials

Development of these materials was funded in part by CCLI grants from the National Science Foundation DUE-0088153 and DUE-0127599.

 Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation.

DWB Workshop Kit

Putting a teacher workshop together?  Here are some materials you can use to get started.

Structure Collections

Sets of structures that have been compiled to support a textbook or class research project.  View the Structure Collections.

Related Publications

Sandra G. Porter, Joseph Day, Richard E. McCarty, Allen Shearn, Richard Shingles, Linnea Fletcher, Stephanie Murphy, and Rebecca Pearlman.  Exploring DNA Structure with Cn3D.  CBE Life Sci Educ 2007 6:65-73; doi:10.1187/cbe.06-03-0155

Dina N. Kovarik, Davis G. Patterson, Carolyn Cohen, Elizabeth A. Sanders, Karen A. Peterson, Sandra G. Porter, and Jeanne Ting Chowning.  Bioinformatics Education in High School: Implications for Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Careers.  CBE Life Sci Educ September 4, 2013 12:441-459; doi:10.1187/cbe.12-11-0193