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Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 8:33am
Nice readable intro to cool new technology combining advantages of shotgun and single-cell metagenomic analyses. Links genomics and ecology.
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 10:27am
Girls CAN do math! Maryam Mirzakhani, genius, Fields Medal winner, professor, wife, mother, inspiration for young women.
Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 5:28pm
ASSET in the summer! Teacher workshops, visiting students, summer teachers, new ideas, new modules, great plans for next year. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 7:44am
Nice summary of various RNAs. Clear concise introduction to current thinking on RNA functions, importance, and possible future approaches.
Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 11:30am
Looking for some great science and nature related fiction and non-fiction summer reading. Check this out!
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 2:25pm
Nice springboard for discussion of RNAi, genetic engineering, genetically modified crops affecting genes in other organisms, EPA policies.


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!