2021 Summer Symposium

Register by May 19. Abstracts for STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS and TEPI TAPAS TALKS are also due May 19. Students and TEPIs will be contacted about acceptances by May 25, with further instructions.

 

June 2-4, 2021
11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT via Zoom

Join us for the Tiny Earth Summer Symposium! This annual event is designed to showcase student research presentations and Tiny Earth’s international network and community. Instructors should encourage their students to attend the conference, present their Tiny Earth research, and invite their families and friends to listen and learn.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, June 2
11:00 am EDT Welcome
Speaker: Sarah Miller
This session will welcome everyone to the symposium and provide an overview of the sessions. It will include a First Nations reading about the land on which we stand, a feature on antiracism, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and updates from the Tiny Earth network from the Executive Director.
11:45 EDT Keynote: Tiny Earth, Big Discoveries
Speaker: Jo Handelsman
Tiny Earth Founder and Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will give an overview of Tiny Earth’s approach to studentsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil. Hear about exciting new research developments from the Tiny Earth network and Chemistry Hub.
12:45 pm EDT Break
1:15 EDT Career Workshop
Speaker(s): TBD
Leverage your Tiny Earth experience for your next step in your career, graduate school, and more.
2:15 EDT Break
2:30 EDT Panel: Anti-microbial stewardship as a public health imperative
Speaker(s): TBD
Leverage your Tiny Earth experience for your next step in your career, graduate school, and more.
3:30 EDT Sponsor Presentation: Drug Development in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speaker: TBD
A pithy update about STEM careers and the search for a covid vaccine.
4:00 EDT Wrap Up Day 1
Thursday, June 3
11:00 am EDT Welcome
Speakers: TBD
Description
11:15 EDT Student Research Presentations (Session I)
Moderators: TBD
Learn about Tiny Earth student research findings on their path toward antibiotic discovery from bacteria in soil. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!
12:15 pm EDT Break
12:45 EDT Keynote: Title
Speaker: Nichole Broderick
Join Tiny Earth Director of Science and Training for a session on research and discovery
1:45 EDT Break
2:15 EDT Student Research Presentations (Session II)
Moderators: TBD
Continue to learn about Tiny Earth student research findings on their path toward antibiotic discovery from bacteria in soil. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!
Students submit research abstracts here.
3:15 EDT Career Fair
Students, bring your resumes and contact info! We have several companies lined up to talk about careers, internships, and graduate school in science.
4:00 EDT Wrap Up Day 2
Friday, June 4
  This day is for Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs) only
11:00-3:00 EDT Tapas Talks & Topical Discussions 
Join us for a suite of TEPI “Tapas Talks” – short talks by TEPIs about Tiny Earth instructional ideas, research, and other innovations. Tapas talks will be interspersed with informal topical discussions relevant to teaching Tiny Earth. Submit your tapas talk abstract here.

Register by May 19, 2021. Students: Free; TEPI’s and others: $25.