Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers (GREAT)workshops update high school teachers’ genetics knowledge by highlighting recent scientific findings. Teachers will be introduced to applications based on these discoveries through two days of small group concurrent sessions and talks by HudsonAlpha educators.
The 2016-2017 GREAT Workshops will be focused on addressing changes to the genetics content in the new Alabama Course of Study: Science.
For more information and to register, visit the GREAT website for more information.
Look for HudsonAlpha at area public libraries this summer for hands-on activities designed for elementary students.
Dates and locations:
Tuesday, June 7, 4 pm, Madison Public Library
Thursday, June 9, 2 pm, Monrovia Public Library
Monday, July 11, 2:30 pm, Downtown Huntsville Library
Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 am, Gurley Public Library
During the exciting weeklong USDO Challenge Middle School Biotech Camp, young scientists will work together to learn and apply basic molecular biology techniques to design a bio-indicator to detect pollution in the river of a peaceful fictitious land. Students will build on the experience acquired in the previous camp using biotechnology tools and equipment to take their explorations to the next level. Students enter the world of UDSO, using a notebook left behind by a previous researcher to diagnose a water-born illness. Students are tasked with using biotechnology tools to build a system that can let the townspeople know when the water is safe to drink.
HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities allow students to explore genetics concepts and experience activities associated with several biotechnology careers. These hands-on, laboratory-based field trips are tied to Alabama course of study standards, put high-tech biotechnology tools in the hands of your students and engage them in scientific thinking.
Submission requests for 2016-2017 school year will open on our website beginning July 1.
HudsonAlpha’s popular seminar series Biotech 101 is an introduction to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Offered each fall over four weekly sessions, participants are taught DNA basics and the relevance of genetics and genomics in medicine, agriculture and the environment. Each session includes a primer on basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting and presented by HudsonAlpha scientists and educators.
Registration Opens July 13
All classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm.
The HudsonAlpha BioTrain internship program offers students the opportunity to connect classwork with real‐world job experience and gain skills and knowledge that will prepare them for careers in biotechnology and related fields. For the culmination of the internship program, students create and present posters that explain the work they accomplished during their internship at the Institute.
The APPLE (Advanced Placement Program for Learning Enhancement) program is a group of scientists and collegiate students, coordinated by Educational Outreach program of HudsonAlpha, who volunteer to bring the equipment, materials and resources needed to perform the Enzyme Catalysis and the Transformation labs to area high schools.
APPLE Requests will be open on the website beginning August 1.