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In-person Summer Symposium a Huge Success

The Tiny Earth Summer Symposium Committee, led by co-chairs Dr. Heather Pelzel (UW-Whitewater) and Dr. Brian Merkel (UW-Green Bay), hosted the annual summer research symposium at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), University of Wisconsin-Madison, where Tiny Earth is headquartered. The in-person conference returned to WID for the first time since 2019, reigniting the [...]

2023-08-16T10:33:48-05:00August 16th, 2023|

Dr. Aarti Raja—25th Annual STUEY’s Professor of the Year

Congratulations to TEPI Dr. Aarti Raja for receiving the 2023 Student Life Achievement Award (STUEY’s) for Professor of the Year! STUEY’s is an annual celebration of Nova Southeastern University’s accomplishments in student-centered academic excellence, integrity, innovation, opportunity, scholarship & research, diversity, and community. The award recognizes those who engage with the campus community and [...]

2023-05-11T09:45:37-05:00May 11th, 2023|

Digging for Answers: Microbiology Research Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

Dr. Joanna Klein, a TEPI since 2014 and Tiny Earth Science Committee Chair, brought her Tiny Earth course to the University of St. Thomas this year and has already made an impact on St. Thomas students and the Department of Biology. Dr. Klein equipped her students with the skills to carry out their own investigations [...]

2023-05-11T10:46:22-05:00May 10th, 2023|

Discovery of Potential: Tiny Earth and Antimicrobials — STEM Scholar Lecture with Dr. Enid González-Orta

Dr. Enid González-Orta, Professor of Biological Sciences, the Director of the Science Educational Equity Program at Sacramento State, TEPI, and Tiny Earth Curriculum & Instruction Committee Chair, presented a STEM Scholar Lecture on instructing Tiny Earth at CSUS. Learn about how Dr. González-Orta implements her Tiny Earth Course, supports her students in making discoveries [...]

2023-05-10T12:33:02-05:00May 10th, 2023|

Badger Herald highlights Tiny Earth’s efforts towards inclusive curricula

A University of Wisconsin-Madison independent student newspaper, Badger Herald, highlights the network's strides toward establishing AJEDI (antiracist, just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive) principles and practices in the classroom. The article features TEPI Dr. Enid González-Orta (California State University, Sacramento) and Tiny Earth Outreach Specialist Trang Tran. | Read more

2023-03-08T12:04:25-06:00March 8th, 2023|

Featured TEPI: Davida Smyth — 2022 Four-Year College & University Section Biology Teaching Award

The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) recently awarded Dr. Davida Smyth, a Tiny Earth Partner Instructor (TEPI) since 2019 and previously a member of the Tiny Earth Symposium committee, the Four-Year College & University Section Biology Teaching Award. The award recognizes innovative research and creativity in undergraduate biology and education. Dr. Smyth is an [...]

2023-03-08T15:24:25-06:00March 8th, 2023|

Tiny Earth Celebrates 10 Years

Before Tiny Earth was established as a global network in 2018, the idea of studentsourcing antibiotic discovery emerged from “Microbes to Molecules”—An undergraduate biology course developed and taught by Dr. Jo Handelsman in 2012 at Yale University. Through her passion for soil microbes and vision for engaging diverse and underrepresented students in authentic hands-on [...]

2022-12-15T16:01:28-06:00December 15th, 2022|

Cerillo’s Stratus plate readers now available in purple!

Looking for a new plate reader for collecting and analyzing sample data in your Tiny Earth classrooms? Cerillo is offering an affordable, compact portable plate reader in a new enchanting purple color!  Stratus is a small plate reader that optimizes flexibility with minimal maintenance and fits in the palm of scientists’ hands. It allows for [...]

2022-10-05T10:26:43-05:00October 5th, 2022|

Tiny Earth to develop AJEDI-focused open-access Scientific Teaching Course for college instructors

Tiny Earth Partner Instructors observing plates at an instructor training Tiny Earth will collaborate with Codon Learning and the National Institute on Scientific Teaching (NIST) to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a Scientific Teaching Course (STC) that integrates AJEDI (antiracist, just, equitable, diverse, inclusive) principles. Educators from diverse backgrounds will co-create the free, digital course [...]

2022-09-28T08:13:30-05:00September 27th, 2022|

Where Did Antibiotic Resistance Begin and When Will it End?…

Where Did Antibiotic Resistance Begin and When Will it End? The Societal Factors Driving Antibiotic Resistance 20 years after its discovery, penicillin launched the Golden Age of Antibiotics—A period during the 1950 to 1960. During this time, doctors prescribed this ‘miracle’ drug as a cure for almost any ailment. Disregard for other disease factors arose as [...]

2022-09-26T16:10:51-05:00September 26th, 2022|
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