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Introductory Biotechnology Workshop for High School Teachers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

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Award date: 
May 17, 2013
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Organization name: 
UNC - Wilmington
Principal Investigator: 
Kubasko, Dennis S.
Grant program category: 
Education Support
Grant program name: 
Education & Training Workshop

This five-day introductory biotechnology workshop will instruct North Carolina high school teachers how to effectively implement hands-on biotechnology activities into their classrooms. Teachers learn fundamental scientific content, classroom lab management and laboratory safety practices while conducting hands-on lab experiments and classroom activities that reinforce important science concepts. They also learn about the significant contribution of biotechnology, and the diverse fields that eimploy it, to North Carolina's economy. The role of teachers in preparing North Carolina's future biotechnology workforce is also emphasized.

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