During the summer months local teachers from Salem, Albany and Corvallis attend day long workshops at Oregon State University. These activities center around concepts in toxicology and are led by Diana Rohlman, EHSC Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.
Team TOX grad students get involved and present outreach modules in toxicology, immunology and environmental chemistry.
Examples of past activities include:
- Yanni the Yeast: Toxicity of household chemicals using dose response assays
Students evaluate the toxicity of household chemicals using yeast as a model system.
- Chemical Conundrum: Concepts of Mass and Weight
Students sort M&Ms by mass, size, shape and color to understand how mass can be used to identify individual chemicals. A model of a mass spectrometer demonstrates how objects are sorted based on their mass.
- The Doctor’s Corner: An introduction to Flow Cytometry
Students role-play as doctors, using flow cytometry to diagnose a fictional patient.
- See Teacher Programs from Precollege Programs
- See the STEPs calendar for free teacher workshops this summer at OSU.
- Schedule a Field Trip