NEC member Mass Insight Education and Research has partnered with manufacturer miniPCR bio to deliver 225 individual lab kits to high schools across Boston. The Science from Home: Lab Kits for Distance Learning program will be piloted in by Advanced Placement (AP) biology classes in eight Boston high schools this fall.
The Mass Insight program is partially supported by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and seeks to support AP biology students with the ability to complete lab assignments from home. The labs are designed to give students a safe, grade-level appropriate lab experience, and will allow students to investigate vital biological processes with minimal equipment.
Leslie Prudhomme, Mass Insight’s Senior Content Director for AP Sciences and a former AP Biology teacher, has spearheaded the effort to get lab kits into students’ hands. “The kids are our top priority,” Ms. Prudhomme said. “The question wasn’t are we going to be able to help them get the quality science education they need in the fall semester, it was how are we going to get this done?”
The New England Council commends Mass Insight this innovative strategy to provide a hands-on learning experience while safe at home. Read more from the Mass Insight press release.