SOT partnered with the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) to create the North Carolina Higher Education Faculty and Mentor Network. This three-year outreach program to undergraduate science educators in North Carolina (NC) was part of the 2019-2023 SOT Strategic Plan to increase the Society’s influence through science communication. The North Carolina Higher Education Faculty and Mentor Network final report outlines the accomplishments of this project.
NCABR has a long history of successful outreach to K–12 educators and students to foster appreciation of and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. SOT involvement included coordination with the SOT NC Regional Chapter (NCSOT) and the SOT Faculty United for Toxicology Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee and built on the efforts of the SOT Undergraduate Consortium Task Force (2017-2020). A leadership group, the North Carolina Higher Education Faculty and Mentor Network Leadership Council, provided guidance.
- To increase the usage of curriculum materials in NC undergraduate science courses that address the importance and meaning of toxicology.
- To increase NC undergraduate student usage of SOT educational and mentoring resources.
- To increase NC undergraduate student involvement in local and national SOT programs.
- To increase awareness of toxicology as a career opportunity among undergraduate educators and students.
Undergraduate Toxicology Curriculum Webinar Series
Facilitators: Joshua Gray and Mindy Reynolds
(Co-facilitator for each topic is listed below)