Our Network

Tiny Earth is a global network of students and instructors dedicated to discovering new antibiotics from soil and creating engaging laboratory coursework.

Today nearly 10,000 students are enrolled annually in some version of the course initially chartered at Yale University in 2012 by Jo Handelsman; the network spans 45 states and 15 countries. The program, headquartered at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is more than just a class: a network of students and instructors share research findings, best practices, and enthusiasm for discovery, including at the community’s annual symposium. The name Tiny Earth reflects the program’s global reach, microscopic subjects, and tight-knit community.

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