Amgen Bruce Wallace Workshops

Monday, August 23, 2010 - 3:00pm - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:00pm
Shoreline Community College
Rm 2930
16101 Greenwood Avenue North

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,
  • and 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.

Cost: free

Clock hours are available

Lunch and snacks are provided each day

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

What will be covered?

  • 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

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.


Note:  session I, August 19th-21st, has been filled.

          Space is still available in session II. Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:00am - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 4:00pm

Contact person: 
Adrienne Houck

Please contact Adrienne Houck to register for the program. Spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis.


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