6th Annual Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Program Workshop

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:00pm - Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Shoreline Community College
Rm 2930
16101 Greenwood Avenue North

Who is this workshop designed for?   This workshop is designed for High School Teachers in the Greater Seattle and surrounding areas.

What is the Amgen-Bruce Wallace program?

The Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program is an educational outreach
program that provides equipment, curriculum assistance and supplies to high schools and
colleges. The program integrates:

  • . hands-on, inquiry-based molecular biology curriculum
  • . extensive teacher support
  • . the excitement of scientific discovery
  • . relevant curricula, tools and techniques
  • . the introduction of a wide range of career opportunities in science

Aligned with National and State Science Education Standards, the program supports the
goal of achieving scientific literacy. The program not only provides a thoroughly tested
and robust curriculum, but also provides a full suite of transportable, research-grade
equipment and supplies to allow teachers to conduct advanced and contemporary
activities within their high school classroom.

For more information about the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Program:   http://www.bwbiotechprogram.com/



  • . Learn and practice lab techniques in biotechnology
  • . Develop successful instructional strategies for teaching biotechnology
  • . Develop a collegial network for support for teaching biotechnology
  • . Labs include: Micropipette Practice, Restriction Analysis of Plasmids,
  • Ligation of Restriction Fragments, Producing a Recombinant Plasmid, etc.
  • .Completion of the course allows participants to borrow biotechnology equipment and consumables.

Who should attend:  All biology teachers who want to incorporate biotechnology techniques in their
curriculum are invited to this workshop.

* Please note this is a hands on lab course and time may go over.

Contact person: 
Adrienne Houck

Please email Adrienne Houck to register for the program.

No other application is necessary.  Spots are reserved on a first come, first-served basis.



Cost:  Free

Lunch and snacks are provided each day


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