In accordance with the National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Minority Action Plan (MAP), the Outreach Department has developed an umbrella program, Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR). All programs within OGR are designed to encourage and promote diversity in genomics and genetics as well as to educate the general public about these fields of study. OGR is structured as follows:
Undergraduate Scholars Program Application deadline: February 5, 2016
An 8-week summer program focused on engaging students in research and intensive academic enhancement/graduate school preparation workshops. The program dates for 2016 are May 30 - August 5.
Extensive Study Program Application deadline: May 2, 2016
A year-long program designed for recent graduates offering the opportunity for research experience and more mentoring prior to entering a graduate program. The program dates for 2016/2017 are August 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017.
Other programs offered by the Outreach Department include:
K-12: Provide talks, tours, and limited scientific workshops to diverse local schools
Provide talks and tours to educate the public about genomics and the latest advances in the field.
Provide classroom activities for National DNA Day, which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix structure in April 1953.