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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.)
Jessica Stark, Northwestern University
Thomas Martinez, Glenbard East High School