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Utah Science Teacher Symposium at USU's Center for Integrated BioSystems

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012


2011 symposium participants

High school science, health science and agriculture teachers from around the state are invited to attend a day-long program to be held Monday, Nov. 5, at Utah State University's Center for Integrated BioSystems (CIB) in Logan.


Utah Science Teacher Symposium participants in the lab

Hands-on training utilizing the CIB's fully equipped, laboratory-based teaching facility allows teachers to be students for the day.


Utah Science Teacher Symposium participants in the lab

Teachers gain valuable instruction which has been designed to be taken home and used in existing science courses.


High school science, health science and agriculture teachers from around the state are invited to attend Utah State University’s 12th annual Biotechnology Teacher Symposium. The day-long program is Monday, Nov. 5, at Utah State University’s Center for Integrated BioSystems in Logan.

The Biotechnology Teacher Symposium is a teacher training program offered in collaboration with the Utah State Office of Education. This year’s symposium will examine microbial populations from the Great Salt Lake. New and past attendees are welcome to attend.

Teachers participate in lab-based activities involving isolation and characterization of microbial populations in environmental samples, DNA extraction, PCR experiments, gel electrophoresis and interpretation of results. All exercises are designed to be used in existing science courses.

Attendees of this free program receive half of an in-service credit from the Utah State Office of Education and handouts of supporting materials covering all activities at the workshop.

USU’s Center for Integrated BioSystems is a fully equipped, laboratory-based teaching facility with professional staff offering hands-on training in biotechnology methods and laboratory instruction.

For more information, call 435-797-3504, visit the Center for Integrated BioSystems website or contact program director Afifa Sabir, afifa.sabir@usu.edu.

Preregistration is required by Oct. 26 and may be completed online or call 435-797-3504.

Related link:

USU Center for Integrated BioSystems

Contact: Dr. Afifa Sabir, (435)-760-3767, afifa.sabir@usu.edu

Writer: Jeannine Huenemann, (435)-797-8274, jeannine.huenemann@usu.edu





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