Schedule New

Wednesday, June 10

The Tiny Earth Symposium Planning Committee and leadership team has elected to move TE2020 content to create space for our community to participate in the #ShutDownSTEM movement on Wednesday, June 10. We encourage our white instructors and students to spend the day educating themselves and creating plans to confront racism in STEM and academia and for those in our community who suffer the mental and physical impacts of racism to seek healing and prioritize their needs.

There are many resources available for you to engage with this initiative. Please find our full statement here — we look forward to welcoming you to our first virtual symposium starting on Thursday, June 11, and continuing these important conversations throughout the event. Please contact us if this change of schedule affects your ability to participate in TE2020.

Thursday, June 11

All sessions include students and instructors.

10:00 am (CDT) Welcome to TE2020! (Plenary)
Join us as we kick off our very first virtual Tiny Earth Symposium. We will be welcomed by Tiny Earth Executive Director Sarah Miller and founder Jo Handelsman.
10:45 am (CDT) Antibiotics: Conflict, Communication, and Cooperation in Soil (Plenary Keynote)
Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota Linda Kinkel will offer perspectives on research around antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance in soil, and offer perspectives on what professionals are doing to alleviate this crisis.
Q & A with Experts in Antimicrobial Resistance, Natural Products, and Drug Discovery (Panel)
Discuss important issues in antimicrobial resistance, including surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
12:15 pm (CDT) Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or use Zoom’s chat function.
12:45 pm (CDT) Tiny Earth Student Poster Session
Students present their research in a lightning talk/poster presentation hybrid session.
3:20 pm (CDT) Daily Wrap-Up
Reflect on the day’s sessions and preview tomorrow’s as we conclude the first day of TE2020.
Friday, June 12
Instructors Students
10:00 am (CDT) Daily Welcome (Plenary)
Creating a Better Tiny Earth in 2020 (Discussion)
Welcome back to TE2020. This morning, we’ll dive into a discussion of how to build a better and more inclusive Tiny Earth.
Daily Welcome (Plenary)
Creating a Better Tiny Earth in 2020 (Discussion)
Welcome back to TE2020. This morning, we’ll dive into a discussion of how to build a better and more inclusive Tiny Earth.
10:45 am (CDT) Updates for TEPI’s (Plenary)
The Tiny Earth leadership team will provide updates on Tiny Earth research and programming.
Learning Online and in Hybrid Situations (Workshop)
Get resources, tips, and strategies and learn about successes and failures related to learning in online and hybrid environments.
11:45 am (CDT) Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or use Zoom’s chat function.
Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or use Zoom’s chat function.
12:00 pm (CDT) Teaching Tiny Earth in an Online or Hybrid Format (Workshop)
Get Tiny Earth-specific resources and principles, including wet lab adaptations or substitutions.
Looking to the Future: Careers and Graduate School (Panel)
Hear about the multitude of career options that await you post-Tiny Earth from professionals in many lines of work.
1:30 pm (CDT) Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or use Zoom’s chat function.
Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or use Zoom’s chat function.
2:00 pm (CDT) Teaching During COVID-19 (Discussion)
What worked in spring 2020? What are you planning to do in fall? What are you concerned about? Discuss pros and cons, tips, troubleshooting, and resources with your peer instructors.
Citizen Science and Tiny Earth (Workshop)
What can you do to share your enthusiasm about antibiotic discovery with your community?
3:00 pm (CDT) Closing (Plenary) Closing (Plenary)
Date to be Determined (Instructors Only); Event Times Tentative
10:00 am (CDT) AntiSMASH (Workshop)
Learn to use this rapid tool to learn what gene clusters are and how they can be identified and perform hands-on analysis looking at data and making interpretations using antiSMASH software.
11:30 am (CDT) Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or chat.
11:45 am (CDT) Using the Tiny Earth Database Effectively (Workshop)
Learn about Tiny Earth database updates with hands-on time to become familiar with its features and ways to engage students. Includes resources and guide for students.
12:45 pm (CDT) Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or use Zoom’s chat function.
1:15 pm (CDT) “Entree” Talks
Hear 10-minute presentations from your fellow instructors on topics running the gamut of Tiny Earth science, pedagogy, and outreach.
2:00 pm (CDT) Break
Come and go as you please throughout the symposium in our Virtual Break Room. Network, share ideas, and socialize with instructors and students from around the world. Join by video or chat.
2:15 pm (CDT) “Tapas” Talks
Hear 3-minute presentations from your fellow instructors on topics running the gamut of Tiny Earth science, pedagogy, and outreach.
3:00 pm (CDT) Closing
Thanks for attending Tiny Earth’s first virtual symposium!