How can all students who have an interest in science have the chance to explore future careers in the field? What strategies will help us ensure that future researchers better represent the diversity of our communities? How can research institutions such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center foster the next generation of scientists and a science-minded public? We’ll explore these questions and more during an interactive discussion. I’ll also share some of my personal and professional journey and how my interests in science, art, and educational equity intersect in the work I do.
Jeanne Ting Chowning is currently the Senior Director of Science Education at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. For over 25 years, she has focused her professional efforts on improving science education and promoting opportunities for underrepresented students in science. In addition to her strategic role in providing leadership to the pre-baccalaureate science outreach programs at Fred Hutch, she leads the teacher professional development program (the Science Education Partnership, or SEP) and the Explorers Program for younger high school students. She currently serves as PI on two federal science education grants from the NIH that support Fred Hutch’s efforts. Jeanne began her career as a public high school science teacher. After leaving teaching, she directed the education programs for the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) for over a decade. There, she led several student and teacher programs focused on the intersections of science, emerging technologies, and society. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, Jeanne served as the Associate Executive Director of Rainier Scholars, a leadership and academic enrichment program that provides 12-years of comprehensive support to low-income students of color who are first in their family to be college-bound. Jeanne earned a BA in Biology from Cornell University and a BFA in Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition, she received her Teaching Certification, an MS in Biology Education, and a PhD in Learning Sciences from the University of Washington.
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