Are you interested in teaching a microbiology CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience) with real-world relevance? Dr. Jo Handelsman, world-renowned microbiologist and former OSTP Associate Director for President Obama, developed Tiny Earth, a CURE where college students discover new antibiotics in soil bacteria.
There are still a few slots available in the next instructor training January 10-14, 2022 (virtual). The training is FREE! Applications from instructors who identify as members of a group that has historically been excluded from science or who are at minority-serving institutions and two-year colleges are particularly encouraged to APPLY!
What is Tiny Earth?
Tiny Earth’s low-cost curriculum inspires students to engage in scientific research while addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of our century—the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics, a rapid decline in soil health, and an underrepresentation of diversity among scientists. It is supported by an immersive instructor training program that has empowered more than 700 instructors to teach it at diverse institutions, ranging from two-year colleges to research universities. Our long-term vision is for every first-year college student to take a research course such as Tiny Earth.
Hurley A, Chevrette MG, Acharya DD, Lozano GL, Garavito M, Heinritz J, Balderrama L, Beebe M, DenHartog ML, Corinaldi K, Engels R, Gutierrez A, Jona O, Putnam JHI, Rhodes B, Tsang T, Hernandez S, Bascom-Slack C, Blum JE, Price PA, Davis D, Klein J, Pultorak J, Sullivan NL, Mouncey NJ, Dorrestein PC, Miller S, Broderick NA, Handelsman J. 2021. Tiny Earth: A big idea for STEM education and antibiotic discovery. mBio 12:e03432-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.03432-20
Tiny Earth is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund and Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity under award U54 GM119023 (NRMN), administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences; and award UL1 TR002373 administered by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.