Principal Investigator: Karen Mutch-Jones

Funders: National Science Foundation

The Geniverse project is determining the feasibility of engaging students in experimentally-oriented bioinformatics and DNA science cyberlearning modules. The Concord Consortium, the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, the Jackson Laboratory and BSCS are developing and studying 17 computer-based instructional modules that can be used in high school biology courses. Students are working in virtual laboratories to conduct genetics research on populations of mythical dragons by manipulating models and simulations based on well-known genetic disorders. TERC is conducting the project evaluation.

The National Science Foundation has made this project possible through grant number DRL-0918642.