SEP News & Events

Virtual Series: Virtual Hutch Field Trips and Hutch@Home

Hutch@Home brings Fred Hutch science to our teachers and students. All sessions happen on Tuesday from 4-5pm PST and include virtual lectures, discussions, or panels with Fred Hutch scientists. To attend the live presentation, please email for a link.



December 15 - Cheung Lab (tentative)


December 1 - Dr. Michelle Andrasik, Sr. Staff Scientist, Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement, HIV Vaccine Trials Network and FH COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Coordinating Center



VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS - Lab Visit Recordings

Recordings are also available on SEP's You Tube Channel

October 13
Boeckh Lab Field Trip Recording. Background on Boeckh Lab.

November 17 - Kiem Lab Field Trip Recording. Background on Kiem Lab.


HUTCH@HOME SPEAKERS - Hutch@ Home Recordings

November 10, The Evolutionary Potential of SARS CoV-2, By Dr. Jesse Bloom, Associate Professor, Basic Sciences and Public Health Sciences Divisions. Recorded session.

August 25,  Global oncology partnership with Uganda, By Raquel Sanchez, MBA, Managing Director, Global Oncology. Recorded session.

August 18,  How cancer cell social network shapes drug response, By Dr. Taran Gujral, Assistant Professor, Human Biology Division. Recorded session.

August 11,  Playing hide and seek with cancer, By Miranda Lahman Graduate student, Chapuis Lab. Recorded session.

August 4,  Life in the Lab: What do scientists actually do all day?  By Louisa Helms, Graduate student, Freedman Lab UW. Recorded session.

July 28, Public Health: What does a Community Health Educator Do? By Craig Dee, Dillon van Rensburg, & Dante' Morehead, Office of Community Outreach and Education. Bios of each speaker. Recorded session.

July 21, COVID-19 Q and A, Dr. Pergam's personal journey as a scientist/researcher. By Steven Pergam, MD, MPH. Recorded session.

July 14, Rebuilding broken barriers; how the nucleus maintains its integrity. By Dr. Amanda Lyn Gunn, Staff Scientist, Hatch Lab. Recorded session is available using the password 7r%670S. (include the period).

June 30, Journeys in Science Panel: Hutch United. Panel presented by members of Hutch United: Ami Yamamoto, PhD Student; Terry Stevens-Ayers, Research Technician; Laura Belmont PhD, Student; Jackson Stuart, PhD Student; Robin Kaai, PhD Student. Read Bios of PanelistsRecorded session is available using the password: 2i%+?^jN 

June 23, It Takes Two to Tango: the Evolution of L1 Transposable Elements in the Human Genome. By Ricky Padilla-Del Valle, PhD Student, Mc Laughlin Lab, PNRI. Recorded session is available using the password 8E+E49WN

June 16, Beyond the Central Dogma. By Dr. Rob Bradley, Professor Public Health Sciences, Basic Sciences. Recorded session is available using the password: 0M@93h!+

June 9, Vaccines, Flow Cytometry Technology, and Public Health. By Julie Hill, MS, Technical Application Specialist, Cytek. Recorded session is available using the password: 0g^A26$E 

June 2, The Power of International Collaborations: An Example for Studies of HIV infections of Infants. By Dr. Julie Overbaugh, Professor, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences. Recorded session is available using the password: 2I!9a!8Y 

May 26th, Can Bacteria Cause Cancer? By Dr. Nina Salama, Professor Human Biology, Public Health Sciences, Basic Sciences. Recorded session is available using the password: 1b!3929I 

May 19thGenomic epidemiology on the frontline: learning about disease transmission from pathogen genome sequences. By Dr. Alli Black, Epidemiologist in the Bedford Lab. Recorded session is available using the password: 8Z&6k0=Z 

May 12th, HIV: a story of cross-species transmission. By Mollie McDonnell, graduate student in the Emerman Lab. Recorded session is available using the password: 8w@132Dp

May 5th, Immunology 101: A Crash Course on the Immune System and Immunotherapies. By Alicia Morales, educator and research tech from Warren Lab. Recorded session is available using the password: 8O+?91^* 

SEP Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshops


Upcoming Workshops

Frontiers in Cancer Research Advanced Curriculum (Immunotherapy)

November 18/20, 3-5pm each day. Register
Stipend available and 4 STEM clock hours paid for

Past Workshops

Frontiers in Cancer Research Intro Curriculum (Bone Marrow Transplant)

August 17/19, 3-5pm each day. Register

Race and Genetics Lessons

July 20/22, 3-5pm each day.  Please contact SEP for links to recordings.

COVID-19 Testing and Inequities Lessons

July 27/29, 3-5pm each day. Please contact SEP for links to recordings.

Gender Inclusive Biology Classroom, June 3rd 3-5pm

Recorded session is available. Please also see Gender-Inclusive Biology for resources.

Teaching SEP Labs Virtually, May 18th 3-5pm

Recorded session is available using the password: 8D@yE6=1 

Upcoming SEP Days


September 12, 2020              SEP Fall Conference/Kit Signup Day

January 2021                          Applications open for the 2021 Summer Cohort

Science Education Partnership is featured in KING5 story

The Science Teacher

We are excited to announce that an article co-authored by SEP staff and SEP teachers Wendy Crocker, Krystal Bass, and Debbie LaZerte has been published in The Science Teacher, the publication for high school science teachers from the National Science Teachers Association. The article, A New Twist on DNA Extraction, focuses on a new way to teach about DNA extraction that emphasizes opportunities for student argumentation and protocol design. ACCESS SEP LESSON and accompanying resources.    

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SEP on KNKX Radio

The feature highlights the experience of two teachers from our summer 2018 cohort, Blaine Alvarez and Selamawit Bariamicheal, as they worked with mentor Alicia Morales from Dr. Edus Warren's lab at Fred Hutch. 

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