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CTSA Tool Shop Webinar
SMART Teams provide an innovative way to communicate the science of a CTSA to the surrounding commnuity. In the SMART Team programs, a small team of high school students and their teacher work closely with a CTSA researcher to develop of a physical model of a protein that is being investigated in the lab. While developing the model, the students read an original research paper and come to understand that science is a process whereby real people -- not unlike themselves -- coem to understand an invisible molecular mechanism. The physical model that results from these modeling projects become useful communication tools that are used by the researchers to tell the story of their research to others.