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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.


Massive grant brings upper secondary school students into the fight against antibiotic resistance
Danish upper-secondary school students can now try their hand at scientific research and perhaps even help in a discovery that could have a major impact on millions of people all over the world. A grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation has given Aarhus University the opportunity to let school students join Tiny Earth.
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Tiny Earth to #ShutDownSTEM June 10, 2020
On Wednesday, June 10, Tiny Earth joins an international initiative to call out racism in STEM and academia and take action to eradicate that racism.
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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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