The overall aim of the project is to build the capacity of Nigerian high schools and universities to increase the interest of students in science through inquiry-based learning and hands-on laboratory opportunities. To achieve our goal we propose the following specific objectives:
- Train high school teachers and STEM faculty in inquiry-based teaching strategies that equips them for high impact on students through enhanced laboratory teaching practices in the courses that they teach.
- Serve as a strategic science development and diplomacy platform in Nigeria for the betterment of all Nigerian nations and the people of United States.
- Provide Course-Based Undergraduate Research (CURE) projects for approximately 250 GOU students taking biotechnology and microbiology courses.