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Sun, Oct 13 2019 to Tue, Oct 15 2019

In technician education, biology serves as a gateway course for students interested in technical fields such as agricultural technology, biotechnology, and environmental sciences where the deaf/hh population is underrepresented.  Improving biology education practices for deaf/hh students has the potential to increase their participation by engaging them at the introductory biology level and lowering barriers to technical career education tracks.  
This conference will offer a focused, immersive professional development experience for high school teachers, community college ... Read more

Thu, Sep 12 2019

NSF ATE Grant Funding:Opportunities Abound and Mentor-Connect Provides Proposal Development Help

Thursday, September 12, 2019     1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Acquire the knowledge needed to prepare competitive proposals to the NSF ATE program!
During this webinar, a program officer for the  ... Read more

Thu, Aug 1 2019 to Sun, Aug 4 2019

More than 350 microbiology and biology educators will gather at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) August 1–4, 2019 in Tysons, VA, for an engaging four-day conference. Educators come from a wide range of institutions – from community colleges to international universities – to fully immerse themselves in biological sciences.

The conference program includes plenary, concurrent, poster, and exhibit sessions. Participants engage in formal and informal small group discussions between colleagues all focused on the same goal: to improve teaching and learning in the ... Read more

Mon, Jul 29 2019 to Fri, Aug 2 2019

The Algae Summer Science Institute (ASSI) is a program of The Algae Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting the power of algae to transform human society and the environment upon which it depends. This 5 day hands-on professional development program allows K-12 educators to experience an algae-based STEM curriculum.  The first half of the week focuses on algal education for teachers, the second half offers an intensive student learning opportunity.

The Algae Summer Science Institute offers participants:
● 5 days of K-12 STEM initiative ... Read more

Mon, Jul 22 2019

The day starts with a tour of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center followed by several interactive panel sessions. The sessions cover best practices in high school education, what 2-year alumni are doing in the biotech industry, and how education interacts and supports the biotech industry by providing student interns and contract services. At the end of the day, there are three poster sessions. One session focuses on how 2-year programs meet emerging industry ... Read more

Mon, Jul 22 2019 to Thu, Jul 25 2019

This year's HI-TEC conference will be held in St. Louis, MO.  On Monday, July 22nd, AC2 Bio-Link and the St. Louis Community College Florrisant Valley Biotech program have organized an all day pre-conference Missouri Biotech Day at the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Learn about Missouri Biotech Day here!

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Mon, Jul 22 2019 to Fri, Jul 26 2019

Purpose: The purpose of this short course is to introduce teachers to the online curriculum and provide teachers with hands-on biotechnology experience.

  • Designed to give science and technology high school teachers in the state of Texas an opportunity to obtain certification for teaching advanced biotechnology as a course for science credit. The online curriculum will provide teachers with an overview of the biotechnology field and an introduction to the latest information
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Sun, Jul 21 2019 to Sat, Jul 27 2019

Foodborne disease outbreaks and food recalls frequent the news. What organisms cause these diseases? What can an individual do to protect themselves from these diseases? What measures are being taken by the federal government to prevent transmission of these diseases?

Science, health, agriculture, and family and consumer science teachers have an opportunity to provide inquiry-based lessons related to these outbreaks, recalls, and nutrition.  Lessons can be found in the curriculum Science and Our Food Supply developed jointly by FDA and NSTA. And, in order to prepare ... Read more

Tue, Jul 16 2019 to Thu, Jul 18 2019




As described in the Quality Assurance unit of the Introduction to Biomanufacturing textbook, “The primary customers for biopharmaceuticals include medical practitioners, regulators, and the patients who receive the biopharmaceutical products. All are concerned with the safety and ... Read more

Sun, Jul 14 2019 to Fri, Jul 19 2019

Data science is an emerging field that is developing practices to manage the burgeoning access to data and powerful analytic tools.  Importantly, data science has been identified as a way to reach a more diverse set of students by addressing socially relevant problems, while acknowledging the ethical and social impacts of scientific work.  In this workshop participants will explore how to build on the ways data is currently used in classrooms to introduce students to appropriate data science practices.  

The summer workshop is appropriate for 2-year and 4-year faculty teaching all ... Read more