Advancing Life Sciences through Biotechnology

November 8, 2019

Lindblom Math & Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois

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The Baxter Symposium is an event designed to excite and inspire teachers to bring cutting-edge life science activities to their classrooms. We accomplish this by providing a day of real-world science and hands-on lab activities that show life sciences in the 21st century are exciting and amazing!

Attendees will have the chance to:

  • Connect with scientists and hear about their cutting-edge research.
  • Try out hands-on, NGSS-aligned curriculum modules led by educators who have successfully used them in their classrooms.
  • Attend a free event for high school & middle school teachers.
  • Receive FREE lab materials for all attendees!
  • Enter lab equipment give-aways!
  • Earn 6 CPDUs.

A Note on Location: This year’s Baxter Symposium will be held at Lindblom Math & Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary and Lindblom's 100th Year!

 

Event Information

The 2019 Baxter Symposium: Advancing Life Sciences through Biotechnology

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:00am - 3:45pm

Lindblom Math & Science Academy (6130 S. Wolcott Ave. Chicago, IL 60636)

Note: Novemeber 8th is a Chicago Public Schools School Improvement Day. There are no classes on November 8 for CPS students. 

 

Time

Session

8:00 - 8:45

Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:30

Welcome Remarks and Honoring Baxter Center Founders

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Teresa Woodruff

10:45 - 11:45

Break-Out Sessions (see below)

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45

Break-Out Sessions (see below)

2:00 - 3:00  

Break-Out Sessions (see below)

3:10 - 3:45

Closing Remarks and Give-Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break Out Sessions Schedule

Breakout Session 1:
10:45 - 11:45

Bringing Molecular Genetics to your Biology Classroom with miniPCR Bio

Bruce BryanminiPCR

BioInteractive Resources for Teaching Cell Biology and Genetics: Leveraging cancer as an investigative phenomenon

Steven RoggHHMI

Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping with Lindblom Engineering and the Baxter Innovation Lab

Nick AnayaLindblom Math & Science Academy

Disease Outbreak! Disease Tracking with BioRad's ImmunoExplorer

Suzanne FetherlingHoffman Estates High School

Non-Traditional Ways to Infuse Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning 

Marjorie BakerRound Lake School District

Zooming In: A Microscopic-to-Molecular Perspective for Modeling Chromosomes

Margaret Franzen & Judy BaetenCenter for BioMolecular Modeling 

Breakout Session 2:
12:45 - 1:45

BioBits and P51 Glow Labs: Making molecular processes visible through fluorescence

Bruce BryanminiPCR

BioInteractive Resources for Teaching Cell Biology and Genetics: Leveraging cancer as an investigative phenomenon

Steven RoggHHMI

Explore Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads

Mary ClarkWhitney Young Magnet High School

Non-Traditional Ways to Infuse Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning

Marjorie BakerRound Lake School District

Supporting Authentic Intellectual Work in NGSS Classrooms

Nell KempChicago Public Schools Department of Science

What's the Buzz? Exploring the Biology and Technology of CRISPR

Margaret Franzen & Judy BaetenCenter for BioMolecular Modeling 

Breakout Session 3:
2:00 - 3:00

BioBits and P51 Glow Labs: Making molecular processes visible through fluorescence

Bruce BryanminiPCR

Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping with Lindblom Engineering and the Baxter Innovation Lab

Nick AnayaLindblom Math & Science Academy

Explore Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads

Mary ClarkWhitney Young Magnet High School

Supporting Authentic Intellectual Work in NGSS Classrooms

Josh PaschedagChicago Public Schools Department of Science

Disease Outbreak! Disease Tracking with BioRad's ImmunoExplorer

Suzanne FetherlingHoffman Estates High School

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

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 Lindblom Math & Science Academy at 6130 S. Wolcott Ave in Chicago, IL. You can look up directions here.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the parking lot at the NW corner of the school and along surrounding streets. No permits are required to park in the neighborhood. Enter through the main doors on Wolcott Avenue. Attendees who carpool or take public transportation will have an extra chance to win goodies!

Do I have to pay for parking?

No - parking is free. 

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 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 check-in go faster, you can also bring these completed forms with you: the Baxter Photo Release and Northwestern Photo Release.

 

 

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