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Evanston, Illinois - Professional Development Workshop at Northwestern University - The Baxter Center for Science Education

 

July 31 - August 2, 2018: Summer 3-day workshop for teachers - Evanston, Illinois

 

BioBuilder Summer 3-day workshops prepare educators to bring biological engineering and synthetic biology into their classrooms and laboratories, including:

 

  • Lectures that connect the science, technology, engineering, and math aspects of these fields.

  • Labs and classroom activities taught from the online BioBuilder.org resource and the BioBuilder textbook published by O’Reilly.

  • Discussion with members of the university research community.

  • Activities that address human practice questions such as the safety, security, economics and wisdom of engineering novel biological systems.

  • Activities that address the nuts and bolts of running a BioBuilderClub or iGEM team.

  • Attendees receive a copy of the BioBuilder textbook, all workshop classroom materials in ready to use formats, lunch each day, and a certificate of completion.

 

Who should apply?  This workshop is intended for:

 

  • High school and middle school Biology and STEM teachers, including those looking for new ways to teach college-bound students.

  • College-level instructors looking for classroom and lab curricula to include in a biotechnology-style class.

  • Science Club leaders, in particular anyone looking for ways to bring cutting-edge content to students with a variety interests from math to biology to electronics.

 

Online application through Northwestern University - https://bcse.northwestern.edu/content/biobuilder.  (Registration is unavailable through the BioBuilder website.)

 

Lead Instructors:

Jessica Stark, Northwestern University

Thomas Martinez, Glenbard East High School

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