Welcome to Tiny Earth!

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.


Beloit Daily News: Tiny Earth at Wisconsin Science Festival
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kristin Labby, along with student volunteers and volunteers with the Upward Bound program, will be offering science-fair style exhibits with hands-on demonstrations titled "Beloit College Featuring Tiny Earth" at the 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival.
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Bacteria Battles
UT Dallas microbiologists are on the front lines of an arms race that threatens the entire human race. Tiny Earth is teaching undergraduates the investigative skills that might just lead to the next new antibiotic.
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WBAY: Packers provide field soil to ‘Tiny Earth’ UWGB global research project
The Green Bay Packers partnered with UW-Green Bay and Tiny Earth as part of a global research project looking to fight against the rise of drug-resistant diseases.
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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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