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 withRead More
Calling all teachers – we’d like to learn more about what teachers need in order to more effectively prepare students for postsecondary education and careers in the life sciences. Please help us by completing this 5-minute survey to provide your candid feedback. We value your input!
In my three years as Director of Programming for Georgia Bio (now the Georgia BioEd Institute) I have experienced an unwavering truism, that if you want to impact a student’s education give them a great teacher. Teachers are experts, mentors, instructors, cheerleaders and advocates all rolled into one. When a student has a passionate, dedicatedRead More
I am very excited about new discoveries and innovations. One of these areas of rapid innovation is nanotechnology – technology at the nano scale (the size of individual atoms). You can find a timeline of nanotechnology (all the way back to the fourth century!) here but it wasn’t until the last 30 years that things really took off for theRead More
We stand behind initiatives to strengthen opportunities for Hispanic youth! STEM is an exciting, dynamic field and we want to see more Latinos taking part in the innovation revolution. Show your support! Until next time, Melissa
This short two-minute video by President Obama on the importance of a great education for all children is an important reminder and call to action. As we round out Teacher Appreciation Week it is befitting to remember why all of us in education do what we do. All children should have the opportunity to succeed and there is certainly not one path toRead More
We love our teachers! Did I mention that we love our teachers? We had another awesome time with high school biotechnology (CTAE) and science teachers from Clayton, Jasper, Rockdale, Newton, Tift, Morgan and Henry counties! This past March we were in Macon, GA learning the basics of DNA extraction and plant tissue culture (did you know that 20% of theRead More
In this anniversary article edition, the Georgia BioEd Institute wants to share some of the innovative programs which are building a stronger and more educated workforce by connecting students, educators and professionals all around Georgia. Providing creative biotechnology experiences and working to integrate science in the classrooms, the GeorgiaRead More