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We have partnered with established outreach programs in which our faculty are already active participants to develop new outreach materials and engage with the public to share our research and foster scientific curiosity to inspire the next generation of scientists.


CENA Y CIENCIAS is a collaborative scientific outreach program in the bilingual community of the Urbana Public School District that provides high-quality science lessons for K-8 students and their families.

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PROJECT MICROBE was developed by a collaboration between Dr. Rachel Whitaker in the Department of Microbiology and Dr. Barbara Hug in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and engages students in a series of inquiry-based activities to learn about microbes from the three domains of life (Eukarya, Bacteria, and Archaea).

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