Science Education Partnership

Science Education Partnership


Article Cover: A New Twist on DNA Extraction

SEP Article Featured in The Science Teacher

February, 2019
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. It is available for free from NSTA. ACCESS SEP LESSON and accompanying resources.


Interview at SEP Summer Session

Photo: Connor O'Shaughnessy/Fred Hutch

SEP on KNKX Radio

July 23, 2018
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. LISTEN TO RADIO CLIP 

Teacher / Scientist Collaboration

Fostering Partnerships

SEP is a professional development program for secondary school science teachers in Washington State sponsored by Fred Hutch. It was designed and developed alongside teachers, and has built a strong and supportive network of hundreds of committed science educators.

Summer Session

Gain Skills & Expertise

Learn cutting-edge science by working alongside a research scientist mentor in Fred Hutch labs or in labs of partner organizations. Bring new ideas, skills, and resources back to your classroom. Participants have access to equipment and supplies through our kit loan program.

Application Information

How to Apply

SEP invites 25 educators to participate in the program each year. The program is open to middle and high school teachers from public, private or home schools. If you interested in learning about the application process visit our Application Information page. 

New Programs

Pathways: Cancer Research

Fred Hutch recently received funding for new education and training programs for teachers, high school students, and undergraduates. This builds on our long-standing efforts and institutional commitment to support the development of the diverse next generation of biomedical scientists.

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