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.
Learn about hands-on, NGSS-aligned lab activities led by educators who have successfully used them in their classrooms.
Attend a free event for high school & middle school teachers.
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.
Teachers work in the laboratory of Professor Michael Jewett in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. The Jewett lab is at the cutting edge of synthetic biology and develops cell-free biological technology for biomanufacturing life-saving therapeutics, advanced materials, and sustainable chemicals, both quickly and on-demand. For more information about the Jewett Lab visit their website.
Participating Teachers will receive a $1000 stipend.
Location: Round Lake Senior High School, 800 High School Drive, Round Lake, IL 60073
Learn more about DNA and how it makes proteins by making your own fluorescent proteins and more!
BioBits were developed by a group of synthetic biologists to help students learn biology by doing biology. Traditionally, running molecular biology experiments outside of a lab has been difficult due to the expensive equipment and complexity of growing living organisms. BioBits takes advantage of cutting-edge freeze-dried cell-free technology to make it possible to run biological experiments without living cells.
This workshop is perfect for teachers of General Biology, AP Biology, Health Sciences, or Biotechnology students.