June 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter – June 2017 What’s New at GaBioEd? DIY electrophoresis, Equipment Depot Open Houses and Casino Night fundraiser This summer, we are continuing our work to build a professional learning community of K-12 biology and biotech educators in Georgia, to include webinars, workshops, and meet-ups throughout the year. We are working with

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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

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18 holes for STEM

The 3rd annual Swings Fore STEM Golf Outing brought industry professionals together for a day of fun and fundraising to benefit the Georgia BioEd Institute’s K-12 teacher and student programs. Thanks to the 60 golfers playing an 18-hole team scramble at the Country Club of Roswell, we raised over $12,000 to support our STEM education initiatives.

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41,000 curious folks

The fourth annual Atlanta Science Festival delighted 41,000 curious kids and adults with 100 engaging events from March 15-25, 2017. As a proud sponsor of the event, the Georgia BioEd Institute hosted a Georgia Life Science Industry tent at the Festival’s culminating event, the Exploration Expo, at Centennial Olympic Park. Joining us in the tent

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25,000 pipette tips

Georgia BioEd Institute’s Equipment Depot provides laboratory supplies, consumables and lendable equipment to middle and high school educators in Georgia. The supplies, donated by companies like VWR and Omega Biotek, are distributed to educators free of charge during Open House events like the two we held this past January. 46 teachers from 15

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Tejas Athni is the 2017 Georgia BioGENEius!

Georgia Bio and the Georgia BioEd Institute today named Stratford Academy junior Tejas Athni of Macon, GA as the winner of the 2017 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research and innovation in the biotechnology field. As Georgia’s BioGENEius finalist, Athni will attend the 2017

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Genes in Space!

UPDATE 3/16/17: This event is cancelled. We’re hosting a teacher workshop as part of the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival to help educators bring the cutting edge of biology and space exploration into their classrooms. Participants will solve a food contamination crisis at the International Space Station using the essential biotech techniques

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2017 BioGENEius Challenge

Is there a BioGENEius in your classroom? The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier high school student competition that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. Students compete for top honors by creating research projects to address one of three challenge areas: Healthcare, Sustainability, Environment. The Georgia winner will receive a travel

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Marc Pedersen Named 2017 Biotech Teacher of the Year

ATLANTA, GA (January 24, 2017) – Marc Pedersen, Ed.S. of Paulding County High School in Dallas, GA has been selected as the 2017 Georgia Bio Biotechnology Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year award recognizes excellence in STEM teaching and support for the biotechnology pathway, part of Georgia’s Career Clusters, by a current high school

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Building Classroom Capacity for Biotechnology

(This article first published in Georgia BioEd Institute’s December 2016 Newsletter) This fall, the Georgia BioEd Institute has reflected on its mission to strengthen Georgia’s life science workforce pipeline and we’ve created new mechanisms to understand how best to support teachers to integrate biotechnology and laboratory science in the

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