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Full STEAM Ahead with Medical Research - A Live and Free Event

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So how does Mother Nature work?  That’s the big picture question that immunologist Dr. Kathryn Tristan is always interested in finding more answers to.  See science, technology, engineering, and math come together as you explore the scientific process of her work.  Investigate the human body; see tools from her laboratory; and ask your questions about her research.

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This is a free program that will occur on October 17, 2019.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Fine Arts, Career Education, Mathematics, Sciences, Technology/Information Science

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Booking Information

This is a free program that will occur on October 17, 2019.

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St Louis, MO
United States

Student and educator focused and standards-based, our interactive programs, videos and related curriculum resources authentically link students and the curriculum they study to individuals and organizations who are applying that curriculum in the real world. We offer on-demand interactive programs whose content and time frame are designed to best meet your students’ learning needs.

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Program Details


The agenda below provides you the topics to be explored in the program as well as the order of that exploration. Student questions will be woven in throughout the program.

I. Welcome and Introduction—Student groups and experts are introduced and welcomed to the program and given information on ways to interact during the program.

II. The Nature of Scientific Research—Dr. Tristan will interact with students as she describes the work of her laboratory and how they pursue their research. A specific focus will be on how she utilizes the process of scientific inquiry that is hypothesis driven. Examples of her research in immunology will be shared.

III. Tools of the Trade—Students will see examples of laboratory equipment used by Dr. Tristan and her colleagues and learn how they operate to help in the research process.

IV. Summary and Closing—We summarize the major concepts learned and deal with a final question regarding examples of how their education helped prepare them for their careers.


The participant will
1. interact with a medical research scientist in the field of immunology.
2. apply the process of scientific inquiry to examples of medical research.
3. learn about the purpose and operation of various laboratory tools and devices in the field of medical research.
4. engage in critical thinking and creative thinking.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening
1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Next Generation Science Standards
Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

Science as Inquiry - Science as inquiry requires students to combine processes and scientific knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to develop their understanding of science.
1. Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
2. Understandings about scientific inquiry

ISTE National Technology Standards
3b—Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
3d—Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
4d—Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
5c—Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

State Standards

Please reference the National Standards provided above.