The Science Education Alliance (SEA) helps bring good ideas in science education to a broader audience by offering educators models of research-based curricula developed to engage college students in true scientific discovery as early as possible in their academic careers.
The SEA works with science educators at colleges and universities across the United States on pilot projects designed to advance science education on a national scale. The SEA helps form connections among individuals and institutions to turn good ideas into effective, scalable programs.
An example of such a project is the Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (PHAGES) project. The SEA-PHAGES Project is a two-term sequence where students isolate, characterize and annotate mycobacterial phage genomes. This is discovery-based science and students name the novel phages they discover.