YWIB Online Platform
Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is pleased to announce the launch of its new YWIB Online platform, which includes a dedicated YouTube channel and associated Facebook page. Together, these online resources provide access to young girls across the United States and in Canada to our educational and leadership programs and other opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) free of charge.
YWIB is launching this new initiative for young girls who are curious about STEM and want to learn more, but may not live in near one of our 13 chapter cities across the United States or in Montreal, and therefore are unable to attend our in-person events and programs. For more information, click here.
To kick this off, we are pleased to announce the availability of our YWIB COVID-19 online resources for all students. These are intended to bring some clarity to the current pandemic and help students understand the biology, epidemiology, and global health risk of COVID-19.
YWIB Online Activities
Viruses/COVID-19 Crossword Puzzle (Answer Key here)
Shelter In Place/Hygiene Guidelines Crossword Puzzle (Answer Key here)
YWIB Online Modules
These include a series of informative modules outlining the science and statistics behind COVID-19, and the science behind and reason for the shelter-in-place and personal hygiene recommendations from public health officials will be included in this online area. Click here to view! Keep checking back as we will be updating this regularly with additional materials like more modules and worksheets on the virus.
Currently available COVID-19 modules include
- COVID-19: Understanding the New Coronavirus Pandemic; Julie Huang, Ph.D.
- Epidemiology: Understanding the Spread of COVID-19; Dawn Spelke, Ph.D.
- New Vocabulary in the Era of COVID-19: Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine, and Isolation; Kristina M. Herbert, Ph.D.
- Safe Hygiene Practices in the Era of COVID-19; Barbara Troupin, MD, MBA
- COVID-19: Understanding Testing Julie Huang, Ph.D.
- COVID-19 Case Study: South Korea’s Patient 31; Kristina M. Herbert, Ph.D.
- YWIB RTP Operation Outbreak! A Virtual Webinar on Virus Biology for High School Students; Stephanie Langel, Ph.D. and Julie Steinbrink, M.D.
Want to let others know about YWIB online? Please feel free to share the flyer located here.
If you have any questions about COVID-19 or our other online resources, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.