We are high school and college students. We are educators and professors. We are scientists and math enthusiasts. We are artists and collaborative people who care about our world.
We want to catalyze change and solve problems. We are always learning. We use computational and systems thinking to gain insight into our complex world and to guide our next steps. We hope you will join us!
Systems Education Experiences (SEE)
SEE is a student-teacher-scientist partnership program that was founded by Dr. Nitin S. Baliga at ISB in 2003.
SEE's mission is to cultivate interdisciplinary skills for solving complex problems. SEE does this by bringing together collaborative teams of people to learn and do science together. This happens during internships, ambassador programs, courses and workgroups. SEE teams then translate that scientific research into classroom-ready curriculum modules that teachers can use to guide middle and high school students through authentic STEM investigations.
In many cases, students themselves can move through these STEM investigations. When we field-tested instructional materials on computational modeling we learned that high school students were ready, now, no matter their math level to use our instructional materials. In fact, they were even ready to translate their own learning into NEW, more advanced materials, that others could learn from. This revelation began a cycle of learning and contributing that began in 2014 and continues today.
Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)
ISB was created in 2000 as the first-ever institute dedicated to systems biology.
ISB is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary nonprofit biomedical research organization based in Seattle. They focus on some of the most pressing issues in human health, including brain health, cancer, sepsis and aging, as well as many chronic and infectious diseases.
A focal point of ISB is making STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education a reality for every student regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status. For over 20 years, ISB’s vision has been for all students to graduate ready to learn, thrive, work and engage in a STEM-rich society. ISB's programs nurture excitement and aspiration in teachers and their students, help students do authentic science around current and culturally relevant STEM content, and provide exemplary resources to support career trajectories and life pathways. As first and foremost a science research institute, we have a unique perspective on STEM education and offer the extremely relevant experience of our own STEM-professionals in all of our education work.
The Team Coordinating the Work
Currently, this group of STEM educators and enthusiasts are leading students as they build their systems thinking and computational modeling skills.
The Authors & Contributors
In addition to the team above, the folks below have built and/or contributed to models that have been validated and highlighted on our Learn-Do pages.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, 42 high school students from 4 different US states, used their "pandemic time" to join together to learn and build models that you can use. Learn more about these amazing individuals, their projects, and view the website they designed and created to showcase their work.
Learn more and/or contact us through email - firstname.lastname@example.org or through our main websites - https://see.isbscience.org and https://isbscience.org.