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Mr. Oszust from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching STEM Through Biotechnology

My students need PV92 PCR Extraction and Amplification Kits, and primer refills.

  • $2,329 goal

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My Students

Our school is a small Title I high school located in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. We are located in "Asthma Alley," and sandwiched between two major urban bridges - The Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

All of my students are English Language Learners (ELL).

They come from every part of the globe seeking a new life of opportunity and freedom here in the United States. They come with the hope that education will allow them to meet their full potential.

My Project

I would like my students to have access to biotechnology while they are in school. If I can generate interest in these programs, it might inspire my students to seek out such educational opportunities on their own. Unfortunately, our school cannot afford to purchase the several thousands of dollars in materials we need to effectively run such a program. I am requesting supplies such as Carolina Biological PV92 PCR kits and additional sets of PV92 primers to conduct a research project of the PV92 gene and how it might be be trace across different human populations. As an international school, such studies serve to build community as they illustrate how we are all different, but also, and more importantly, how we are all the same.

My job is to do everything in my power to help my students graduate high school and advance to college.

As a science teacher, my goal is to unleash my students' natural curiosity about the world around us. I cannot show my students the latest advances in the field of biotechnology without your help. Help me give my students access to knowledge, and a better understanding of our world of science.

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Mr. Oszust
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Human Alu DNA Extraction and Amplification Kit with 0.2-mL Tubes, - NeedByDate: 03/14/14 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $175.75 8 $1,406.00
Alu PV92 Primers • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.50 12 $342.00

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