Fostering Tomorrow's Innovators since 2009

Baxter Center Teacher Workshops

The Baxter Center provides a variety of professional learning for middle and high school educators. Whether you’re looking to build your basic biotech skills, practice science classroom facilitation moves, or try out some cool new labs, we’re here to help. Register for a FREE workshop today!

 

 



The Baxter Box Program

Borrow science equipment and get lab kits to do hands-on activities with your students!

Hands-on learning can bring your curricula to life! Everyone who has attended a Baxter Center workshop is eligible to borrow equipment and receive the consumables needed for labs to do with their students, at no cost. Make your reservation today!

 



The Baxter Center Case Study & Partnership Toolkit

Promising Practices in Corporate-School-University Partnerships

This case study highlights promising practices for building effective and sustainable STEM partnerships between K-12, industry, and university partners, grounded in the story of the Baxter Center. Check it out to learn more about how our Center got started, what we learned about successfully working with schools, and some of the impacts we have had along the way.



Our Work in the Chicagoland Area

2928
Total teachers trained
1400+
Baxter Box lab kits distributed
24,000+
YouTube Channel views
since 2009
211,000
estimated students reached
382
Total schools reached
180
Total workshops

What our teachers are saying

The BCSE allows teachers to stay up to date with the advancement of technology in science. By helping the teachers stay up to date and by providing activities that can be implanted into the classroom, it allows the future generation to have exposure to new developments in biotechnology at a young age. This hopefully will inspire the students to pursue careers in science.
The BCSE helps out teachers who teach at schools with limited resources get the resources and instructive know how they otherwise would not be able to obtain.
Holy moly, this center is GREAT! I appreciate your outreach, enthusiasm, and expertise. It is really amazing to have this kind of access to a research institution and you are all so helpful in making this type of science accessible to our students.

Our Team



Emily Ferrin, Ph.D.

Interim Assistant Dean

Office of Community Education Partnerships



Ashley Walter, M.S.

Program & Partnership Coordinator

Baxter Center for Science Education



Natalie Bueno, B.S.

Program & Partnership Coordinator

Baxter Center for Science Education



Sachin Pradhan M.S.

Software Developer

Office of Community Education Partnerships



Jennifer Richards, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

School of Education and Social Policy



Gulnura Sultanova, , B.S.

Program Assistant

Office of Community Education Partnerships



James Schottelkotte

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics



Natalie Turner

Administrative Aid

Baxter Center for Science Education



Jamie Kim

Administrative Aid

Baxter Center for Science Education



Irene Quan

Administrative Aid

Baxter Center for Science Education



Gloria Pulido

Administrative Aid

Baxter Center for Science Education