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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 11:01am
Free 1-day summer workshop for 4-8 grade teachers. Hands-on intro to all ASSET activities. 7/22/2017 Contact sepaasset photo
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 10:28am
ASSET just ordered 6 classroom sets of Foldscopes. Proud to be a backer on @BackerKit for Foldscope @TeamFoldscope!
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 6:50pm
Fascinating review of transposable elements in humans and other species - highly readable with clear illustrations. Great intro to topic.
Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 10:03am
ASSET and Foldscopes! Classroom and at home activities engage students in the fun and excitement of science. Great learning experience! sepaasset photo
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 1:00pm
Selfish genes promote their own spread regardless of host interests. Many examples in bacteria but here shown in worms! Biology is amazing.
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 8:10am
ASSET works with other educational outreach groups. Check out this USDA funded program studying invasive fish in NY sepaasset photo


ASSETThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:55am
ASSET is hosting a Foldscope workshop a Cornell University on 1/14/17. You can check out what we will be doing at
ASSETThursday, October 6th, 2016 at 10:45am
Teachers - do you have talented students who need additional challenges? ASSET can provide support for independent student classroom research projects using Tetrahymena, a safe, easy-to-grow protozoan, as a research organism. Check out .

Participating students get to experience what real research is all about, from coming up with a question that interests them and doing some reading to see what has been done before, to designing and planning a workable experimental approach, to writing a research proposal and requesting whatever supporting materials they need, to carrying out their research project, to writing up a report in a format that best suits their topic.

Students can apply to ASSET for the loan of needed equipment and supplies not available at their school. Application materials are available on the website.

For students more interested in science from a societal perspective, who prefer reading and thinking about scientific issues and their effects on society rather than working in a lab, ASSET also offers support for the development of an independent research project exploring some aspect of the impact of science and scientific advances on society, now or throughout history.

For general information on independent research, check out the resources here .

For more information, contact us at
ASSETMonday, August 15th, 2016 at 2:45pm
Here are pictures of ASSET visiting a 5th grade class. We brought ciliates and foldscopes and the response was awesome! Take a look!
ASSETSaturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:25pm
Microscopic Protozoan Pac-Man!?

Researchers in Norway created a real-life microscopic version of the popular Pac-Man arcade game, populated with ciliates as the beloved character. The idea stemmed from creating a way to study the behavior of the organisms in an environment more closely resembling their natural habitat than a simple 2D petri dish.
ASSETThursday, August 4th, 2016 at 5:23pm
If your students are interested in doing independent research using Tetrahymena as a model organism, check out ASSET's new Independent Research option at ASSET can help provide guidance, materials, and equipment to interested students.
ASSETWednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 10:09pm
Cilia are remarkable structures, and Tetrahymena are the perfect organism to study them!