Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week is the American Physiological Society’s annual outreach program that reaches more than 14,000 K-12 students across the country! This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary and as part of the festivities, the LifeSciTRC Community is highlighting past blog posts related to PhUn week. Click on the links below to discover for yourself how fun and easy PhUn week can be!
If you are interested in having an American Physiological Society member and scientist come to your classroom or school, visit the PhUn Week website!
Past PhUn Week Posts:
- The “PhUn”damentals of Physiology Understanding Week – Middle school teacher Anne Joy shares 5 tips for having a successful PhUn Week
- PhUn Times Make Great Science Outreach – High School teacher Leslie Worton shares her PhUn week experience
- Are we having PhUn yet? The value of outreach in science and education – APS member Mike Ryan shares the importance of science outreach and PhUn week
Margaret Shain Stieben is the Program Manager for K-12 Education Programs at the American Physiological Society. Her main responsibilities include developing, organizing, and implementing education projects aimed at promoting professional development opportunities for middle and high school science teachers and outreach opportunities among physiologists and K-12 teachers across the nation. This includes the Frontiers in Physiology Research Fellowship Program, PhUn Week, Local Science Fair Awards, APS Special Awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair and promoting career development in K-12 classrooms. She works extensively with both the Education and Careers Opportunity Committees on these projects and regularly attends meetings and conferences to give presentations about these programs.