Connecticut will introduce elementary, middle, and high school students to a state-of-the-art molecular biology learning experience aboard a specially outfitted bus (M. E. Watanabe, "Filling the pipeline: training people to work in bioscience gets new emphasis," The Scientist, 14[10]:1, May 15, 2000). On Sept. 5, Connecticut United for Research Excellence Inc. (CURE), the not-for-profit membership organization promoting bioscience in the state, unveiled Connecticut's BioBus. The bus will travel from school to school and stay for one to five days. It will serve as a recruitment tool to expose children--along

with their parents and members of the community--to scientific thought processes and methods through experiments with catchy names, such as "The Mystery of the Crooked Cell" (sickle cell anemia), and "Who Stole the Crown Jewels?" (DNA fingerprinting). The bus can handle 24 students at a time at 12 laptop-equipped workstations. The equipment is similar to that in a well-equipped...

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