Try miniPCR bio’s new gel electrophoresis lab!

Wednesday, October 20 from 4:30 - 6:30pm CST

Virtual, Zoom

People love PUPPIES so much we are offering this workshop twice! The second workshop date is still TBD. 

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

The Baxter Center is excited to run Baxter Box @ Home: Oodles of Labradoodles 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 Oodles of Labradoodles 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 October 10th, 2021 at 11:59pm CST:

Please email any questions and/or comments to



October 10th by 11:59pm  

Applications due

Applications are due by Sunday, October 3rd at 11:59pm CST.

October 11th

Participants Accepted

Applicants who are accepted into the program will be notified by October 8th.

October 13th

Participant Confirmation Deadline 

Participants who are accepted into the program will need to confirm their participation by October 13th.

October 14 - 15

Baxter Box Deliveries 

Curbside pick up will be available at Northwestern University (Evanston) October 14 from 3 - 5pm or Baxter Box will be delivered October 15 between 9am - 3pm.   

October 20, 4:30 - 6:30pm CST

LIVE Oodles of Labradoodles Workshop

Through this interactive virtual workshop, teachers will join Mary Clark & Suzanne Fetherling to work through miniPCR bio's Oodles of Labradoodles gel electrophoresis lab.