unPAK at Cell Biology 2012

In December 2012 I (Dr. Mike Wolyniak from Hampden-Sydney) represented the unPAK group at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in San Francisco.  The meeting attracts the world’s best cell biologists and has a significant component dedicated to science education.  Several participants were attracted to unPAK’s ability to bring authentic research experiences to an undergraduate audience in both a classroom and independent research setting.  Though the meeting has a molecular focus, many educators were looking for opportunities to bring biology research into more introductory level courses, and networks such as unPAK provide for this opportunity.