2022 Tiny Earth Virtual Summer Symposium

May 24 & 25, 2022
11:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT via Zoom

Join us for the 2022 Tiny Earth Summer Symposium! This annual event is designed to showcase student research presentations and Tiny Earth’s international network and community. Students: The second day of the conference is just for you! Submit an abstract to present your Tiny Earth research, and learn about emerging scientific discoveries and pathways to science careers from people in academia, industry, and more. Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs): Consider presenting a ‘tapas talk’ about innovations in your Tiny Earth course on day 1, then join us in celebrating student research on day 2.

Instructors

Tuesday, May 24th & Wednesday, May 25th
Tapas Talks abstract submissions are now closed.
View Tapas Talks Guidelines
Registration is $20; Free for TEPIs with presenting students

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Submit a Tapas Talk

Students

Wednesday, May 25th only
Student Presentation abstract submissions are
now closed.
Week of May 16th: Students who submitted an abstract will receive a presentation time slot via email.
May 20th: Presentations must be uploaded and students must be registered for the event (free)

View Student Research Presentation Guidelines

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submit an abstract

Event Schedule

All times are EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

May 24, 2022  (TEPIs Only)

Time Session Presenter(s) Description
11am EDT Welcome! Tiny Earth HQ (Sarah Miller and Jo Handelsman) and Tiny Earth Leadership (Nichole Broderick, Debra Davis, González-Orta, Joanna Klein, Aarti Raja) Overview and Updates
12:00pm Break
12:15pm Tapas Talks I TEPIs Short talks by TEPIs about Tiny Earth instructional ideas, research, and other innovations
1:00pm Break
1:15pm Tapas Talks II TEPIs Short talks by TEPIs about Tiny Earth instructional ideas, research, and other innovations
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Topical Discussion or Workshop TBD An opportunity for TEPIs to engage with other TEPIs in the network.
3:00pm Day 1 ends

May 25, 2022 (TEPIs and Students)

Time Session Presenter(s) Description
11:00am EDT Welcome 2022 Tiny Earth Symposium Co-Chairs (Heather Pelzel and Brian Merkel) Welcome and Overview
11:15am Research Paths and Careers: Spotlight on Microbiology and Wastewater Epidemiology TBD Learn about emerging scientific discoveries and pathways to science careers from people in academia, industry, and more. This session will include an opportunity for students to engage with panelists.
12:00pm 15 min Break
12:15pm Student Research Presentations I Tiny Earth Students Hear about Tiny Earth student research findings on their path toward antibiotic discovery from bacteria in soil. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!
1:00pm 30 min Break
1:30pm Student Research Presentations II Tiny Earth Students Hear about Tiny Earth student research findings on their path toward antibiotic discovery from bacteria in soil. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!
2:15pm Research Paths and Careers: Spotlight on Biotechnology and Medical Discoveries TBD Learn about emerging scientific discoveries and pathways to science careers from people in academia, industry, and more. This session will include an opportunity for students to engage with panelists.
3:00pm Symposium Ends