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Tiny Earth is a network of instructors and students focused on
studentsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil.

The challenges are huge…

Today we are fighting a shortage of effective antibiotics as “superbugs” evolve resistance to our most-used antibiotics. Simultaneously, we face a shortage of science trainees as unengaging introductory science courses fail to retain some of the best and brightest students in STEM fields.

but the solutions start tiny.

Unearthing new antibiotic-producing microbes from the soil can address a worldwide health threat while inspiring students to pursue careers in science. Tiny Earth brings the potential for global impact through original laboratory and field research conducted in introductory courses.

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Aarhus students part of world-wide hunt for new antibiotics
Aarhus University is the first Danish university to join the Tiny Earth global crowdsourcing initiative which, with the help of teaching staff and thousands of students all over the world, is trying to combat antibiotic resistance.
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Waukee APEX Research Students Join the Quest to Discover New Antibiotics from Soil Bacteria
Waukee APEX is joining the push to mitigate one of the most critical public health crises facing the world: antibiotic resistance. Dr. Holly Showalter, Waukee APEX instructor, recently attended the Tiny Earth Partner Instructor Training.
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University of Dubuque Professor Joins Initiative to Fight Shortage of New Antibiotics
Adam Kleinschmit, associate professor of biology at the University of Dubuque, recently attended a week-long training to become a partner instructor in the Tiny Earth network. He is joining the push to mitigate one of the most critical public-health crises facing the world — antibiotic resistance.
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The Tiny Earth Network

Our Network
Tiny Earth is a global network of students and instructors dedicated to discovering new antibiotics from soil and creating engaging laboratory coursework.
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