Current Projects

GSLC-led Projects

Building High School Students’ Understanding of Evolution—Both Common Ancestry and Natural Selection—Through Mathematical Arguments, Evidence-Based Explanations, and an Understanding of Heredity
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Funder program: Discovery Research K-12
Grant: 1222869
Principal Investigator: Louisa A. Stark
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Genetic Science Learning Center & Department of Human Genetics
Beginning Year: 2012
Ending Year: 2014

Your Body’s Microbial Ecosystem: Web-Based Curriculum for Secondary Science
Funded by: NIH National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Grant: R25AI095212
Principal Investigator: Louisa A. Stark
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Genetic Science Learning Center & Department of Human Genetics
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2015

Utah-Focused Earth Science Resources for Students and Teachers
Funded by: Utah State Office of Education
Funder program: Mathematics and Science Partnership
Grant: 84.366B
Principal Investigator: Louisa A. Stark
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Genetic Science Learning Center & Department of Human Genetic
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2014

The Neuroscience of Our Senses
Funded by: NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse
Funder program: NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research
Grant: R25DA033031
Principal Investigator: Louisa A. Stark
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Genetic Science Learning Center & Department of Human Genetic
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2016

Inside Your Body: Web-Based Curricula for Secondary Science
Funded by: NIH Office of the Director
Funder program: Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
Grant: R25OD011129
Principal Investigator: Louisa A. Stark
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Genetic Science Learning Center & Department of Human Genetic
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2016

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Annual Program Director Conference
Funded by: NIH Office of the Director (previously NIH National Center for Research Resources)
Funder program: Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
Cooperative agreement: U13OD012222 (previously U13RR024901)
Principal Investigator: Louisa A. Stark
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Genetic Science Learning Center & Department of Human Genetic
Beginning year: 2010
Ending year: 2015

Projects Led by Collaborators

Pilot Newborn Screening Project for Identification and Prospective Follow-up of Infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Funded by: NIH National Institute on Child Health and Human Development
Grant: R01HD069045
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Swoboda
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Department of Neurology
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2016

Parent Education and Choice on Retention and Use of Newborn Screening Samples
Funded by: NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
Grant: R01HG006266
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Botkin
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2015

iUTAH – innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-Sustainability (website)
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Funder program: Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Grant: 1208055
Principal Investigator: Todd Crowl
Institution: Utah State University
Department: Department of Watershed Sciences
Beginning year: 2012
Ending year: 2017

CAREER: The Domesticated Pigeon as a Model for Avian Genetics and Diversity
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Grant: 1149160
Principal Investigator: Michael Shapiro
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Department of Biology
Beginning year: 2012
Ending year: 2016

Collaborative Research: CI-WATER, Cyberinfrastructure to Advance High Performance Water Resources Modeling (website)
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Funder program: Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Grant: 1135482
Principal Investigator: Fred Ogden
Institution: University of Wyoming
Department: Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
Grant: 1135483
Principal Investigator: Norm Jones
Institution: Brigham Young University
Department: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2014

Physical Science Inquiry Academies for Elementary Teachers
Funded by: Utah State Office of Education
Funder program: Mathematics and Science Partnership
Principal Investigator: Mary Alice Rudlich
Institution: Granite School District
Beginning year: 2011
Ending year: 2014

The University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Funded by: NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Funder program: Clinical and Translational Science Awards
Cooperative agreement: UL1TR001067
Principal investigators: Donald McClain and Carrie Byington
Institution: University of Utah
Beginning year: 2013
Ending year: 2018

UCEER: Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research P20
Funded by: NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
Grant: P20HB007249
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Botkin
Institution: University of Utah
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Beginning year: 2013
Ending year: 2016