Synthetic Biology

Research Experience for Teachers

July 16 - 27, 2018


Northwestern Facilitators: Jewett Lab members, Ashley Walter & Emily Ferrin

Location: Northwestern University's Evanston campus

Five outstanding teachers will be selected to gain hands-on lab experience working alongside scientists in a Northwestern University research laboratory. Teachers will split their time between experiments “at the bench” and developing their own curriculum materials based on their research.

The 7th Annual Baxter Symposium

Fall of 2018

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! 

Attendee will have the chance to:


July 31 - August 2, 2018


Facilitators: Tom Martinez (Glenbard East High School) & Jessica Stark (Northwestern University)

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed to prepare educators to bring biological engineering and synthetic biology into their classrooms and laboratories. The workshop includes lectures that connect the STEM aspects of these fields, labs and classroom activities available at, lunchtime discussions with members of the synthetic biology community, and activities that address the nuts and bolts of running an iGEM team.

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