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.

Madison College Students Prepare for Transfer, Gain Biotech Skills
Tiny Earth Partner Instructor Kit Carlson is strengthening the pipeline from technical school to research experience to biotech careers for science-interested students.
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Tiny Earth Partner Instructor Training Generates New Avenues for Addressing Global Crises
Twenty high school, community college, and university science instructors from 12 US states and five countries convened for the Tiny Earth Partner Instructor (TEPI) training at the University of Connecticut.
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2019 Tiny Earth Symposium Recap
The 2019 Tiny Earth Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin, was a great success! Relive the event or get up to speed through photos and tweets from the Tiny Earth community.
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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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