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Activity and Mobility: What Do Our Bones Tell Us?

A unique teacher professional development experience for middle and high school teachers.

July 20th - 24th, 2020

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020

*If you do not receive a confirmation email after you apply, please contact us!*

Teachers will spend one week at Penn State University Park campus to learn about ongoing research in primate and human evolution, functional anatomy, and advanced computational techniques. During the week teachers will participate and collaborate with Penn State researches, CSATS science educators, and other educators from across Pennsylvania. Participants will be introduced to topics such as high-resolution computed tomogoraphy imaging (microCT), bone biomechanics, osteology, anatomy, data analysis, and visualization. Information about these topics will be used to investigate the relationships between bone structure and activity patterns in living and extinct humans and nonhuman primates. With support from the Mobility team, teachers will develop a research project to implement with your students in the 2020 –2021academic year using data available through Morphosource, an online open source 3D data repository.