The 7th Annual Baxter Symposium: Schedule and Information

Event Information

We are so glad you will be joining us for a day of real-world science and hands-on lab activities at the Baxter Symposium! This year we will have a wide array of new hands-on activity offerings led by experienced teachers paired with Northwestern and Baxter scientists for you to choose from.

Attendees who carpool or take public transportation will have an extra chance to win goodies!

 

The 7th Annual Baxter Symposium: Advancing Life Sciences through Biotechnology

Tuesday, October 9, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Round Lake Senior High School (800 Panther Blvd. Round Lake, IL 60073)

 

Time Session

8:30 - 9:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome

9:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker: Evan A. Scott, Ph.D..

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

Break-Out Sessions

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45

Break-Out Sessions

1:45 - 2:00

Break

2:00 - 3:00  

Break-Out Sessions

3:10 - 3:30

Closing Remarks and Give-Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break Out Sessions Schedule

Breakout Session 1:
10:30 - 11:30
NGSS Engineering: Ocean Bycatch - Marjorie Baker
Room B305
Building Proteins: how do cells read the blueprint? Judy Baeten and Diane Munzenmaier
Room B300
Candy Dye Gel Electrophoresis - Mary Clark
Room B304
CRISPR - if you can fix it, should you? - Faith Rodriguez, Suzy Marshalla, Jason Forbrook, Mechelle Washington
Room B301
Immersive STEAM learning environments with zSpace's mixed reality - Nick Pinchok
Room C303
Using Mockups Card Game to Promote STEM Habits of Mind - Kristen Perkins
Room B310
Breakout Session 2:
12:45 - 1:45
NGSS Engineering: Ocean Bycatch - Marjorie Baker
Room B305
Students Modeling Protein Stories: 3D Printing Meets Biomolecular Research - Judy Baeten and Diane Munzenmaier
Room B300
GLOW Labs: DNA structure and enzyme activity through fluorescence - Bruce Bryan
Room B306
Breaking BioInteractive: Cancer as an Anchoring Phenomenon - Steven Rogg
Room B307
POP Culture: a new way to learn about cell groth curves - Liz Martinez
Room B311
Using Mockups Card Game to Promote STEM Habits of Mind - Kristen Perkins
Room B310
Breakout Session 3:
2:00 - 3:00
GLOW Labs: DNA structure and enzyme activity through fluorescence - Bruce Bryan
Room B306
Breaking BioInteractive: Cancer as an Anchoring Phenomenon - Steven Rogg
Room B307
Candy Dye Gel Electrophoresis - Mary Clark
Room B304
Building Community Partnerships - Jen Wells
Room C304
POP Culture: a new way to learn about cell groth curves - Liz Martinez
Room B311
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What's the schedule for the day?

CLICK HERE!

What are the breakout sessions for the day?

CLICK HERE!

How much does the event cost to attend?

Nothing! This event is FREE for teachers to attend.

Do I earn any CPDUs for attending?

You can earn 6 CPDUs for attending the Symposium.

Where is the event taking place?

The Baxter Symposium is taking place at Round Lake Senior High School at 800 Panther Blvd. in Round Lake, Illinois. You can look up directions here

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the student lot at the rear of the school on the North side. Entering from Woodland Drive will bring you directly to the student lot. The parking spaces are numbered. Enter the building through Door #31.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No - parking is free. 

Will there be substitute pay for CPS teachers? 

Yes! Although we are hosting the Symposium at a new location, we want our friends at Chicago Public Schools to still be able to join us! To make that easier, we will be providing substitute pay for CPS teachers. 

How does substitute pay reimbursement for CPS teachers work?

We will email all CPS teachers with directions for accessing funds for substitutes. If you have any questions, please email ashley.walter@northwestern.edu.

I hear there is a chance to get goodies. What kind of goodies?

Every year we give away Baxter Boxes to all attendees. These consist of both fun things and items that will help you implement hands-on labs in your classroom. We also have give away drawings at the end of the day, where you have a chance to win things like lab equipment, lab kits, and other exciting items. Carpooling or taking public transport to the Symposium gives you extra chances to win!

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch will be provided. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are included. If you have other dietary restrictions, please let us know by either including the information on your session registration form or emailing us at bcse@northwestern.edu 

Is there anything I need to bring with me?

Some sessions use computers, so it might be useful to bring yours along. Extra computers will also be available. To make registration go faster, you can also bring these completed forms with you: the Baxter Photo Release and Northwestern Photo Release.