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Amgen Bruce Wallace Workshops
Date:Monday, August 23, 2010 - 3:00pm - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:00pm
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.
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