April 2017 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter – April 2017
Tejas Athni is the 2017 Georgia BioGENEius
 
“Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers found in the brain,” says Athni. But this high school junior’s research has identified a leaf extract that inhibits GBM cell growth. His work, set to be published in a medical journal later this year, could lead to a novel potential treatment option for this lethal disease. Athni will represent Georgia in competition with other student researchers from around the world at this summer’s BIO International Convention.

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Equipment Depot Open Houses a Success
 
46 teachers from 15 different school districts picked up 25,000 items from our Equipment Depot in January. Giddy shoppers left with cart-loads of pipettes, tips, gloves, gowns, beakers, graduated cylinders and other glassware, gel rigs, microcentrifuges, and more!

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STEM Voice video competition for grades 5-12 due May 22

Atlanta Science Festival Delights 41,000 Curious People
 
The fourth annual Atlanta Science Festival delighted 41,000 curious kids and adults with 100 engaging events from March 15-25, 2017. Georgia BioEd Institute was there with a Life Sciences Industry Tent featuring reps from Alcon Laboratories, VWR, and Hi-Q Cosmetics.

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Biotech Teacher of the Year

Marc Pedersen of Paulding County High School in Dallas, GA took home the gorgeous Double Helix Georgia Bio crystal trophy, a cash award, and a lifetime of glory and bragging rights as the 2017 Biotechnology Teacher of the Year.

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Arbor Team Captures the Green Lab Coats
Following the exciting conclusion of the PGA Masters Tournament, the 3rd annual Swings Fore STEM Golf Outing raised over $12,000 to support our K-12 teacher and student initiatives. The team from Arbor Pharmaceuticals walked away with the coveted green lab coats.

 

Upcoming Events
4/28 – Lunch & Learn: Post-Election Implications for the Biotech/Life Science Industry
5/22 – deadline for STEM Voice video competition for grades 5-12.
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