Use PCR and gel electrophoresis to check your own genotype!

Wednesday, April 6 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm CST

Virtual, Zoom

Facilitators: Mary Clark, Suzanne Fetherling, Natalie Bueno, Emily Ferrin, and Ashley Walter

The Baxter Center is excited to run Baxter Box @ Home: Sleep Lab - Lark or Owl? workshop. Through this interactive virtual program, teachers will test out miniPCR bio's new lab and work with colleagues to creatively think through how to bring this activity back to classroom. Participants will borrow equipment and receive materials, join the Baxter Center for a live workshop, and run the lab from wherever they like, for FREE.

By participating in the program participants will:

  • Borrow lab equipment and receive reagents to test out miniPCR bio's Sleep lab. 
  • Plan with a community of educators and Baxter Center staff to reflect on how activities can be brought back to the classroom.
  • Become eligible to borrow classroom sets of equipment and receive up to four lab kits for FREE through the Baxter Box Loaner Program.
  • Earn 7 CEUs for participating!

In accordance with the mission of our program to promote equity in science education, we will prioritize chicagoland educators who represent and serve communities that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) as well as communities with a significant proportion of low-income families.

Application due on March 23, 2022 at 11:59pm CST:

Please email any questions and/or comments to



March 23 by 11:59pm  

Applications due

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:59pm CST.

March 28 - 29

Participants Accepted

Applicants who are accepted into the program will be notified by March 29th.

March 30

Participant Confirmation Deadline 

Participants who are accepted into the program will need to confirm their participation by March 30th.

March 31 - April 1

Baxter Box Deliveries 

Curbside pick up will be available at Northwestern University (Evanston) March 31 from 3 - 5pm or Baxter Box will be delivered April 1 between 9am - 3pm.   

April 6, 4:30 - 6:30pm CST

LIVE Sleep Lab - Lark or Owl? Workshop

Through this interactive virtual workshop, teachers will join Mary Clark & Suzanne Fetherling to work through miniPCR bio's Sleep lab.