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Regenerating Soil and Community with Dr. Jodi Enos Berlage

Tiny Earth Partner Instructor (TEPI) Dr. Jodi Enos-Berlage, a distinguished Biology Professor and researcher at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, dedicates her career to investigating and addressing social and environmental issues in soil science and beyond. Leveraging her background in microbiology, Dr. Enos-Berlage also uses her unique upbringing immersed in agriculture—and its related inequities—to increase [...]

2024-05-03T13:17:00-05:00May 2nd, 2024|

Meet Tiny Earth’s New Curriculum Lead, Mariah A. Knowles

This past January, Mariah A. Knowles joined the Tiny Earth team as the new Curriculum Lead, transitioning from her former role as a Facilitator at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Data Science Hub. As a self-described “Swiss army knife,” she looks forward to leveraging her broad skill set and experiences, including a decade of [...]

2024-02-19T13:06:14-06:00February 19th, 2024|

Featured TEPIs: Laura Pickell and Anil Gollapudi stress the importance of experiential learning

Drs. Laura Pickell and Anil Gollapudi of Carleton University are two of only twelve Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs) in Canada, and their involvement in the network has grown significantly since they first joined the Tiny Earth network in 2022. In the past year and a half, they implemented Tiny Earth, developed a student poster [...]

2024-02-02T14:04:29-06:00January 24th, 2024|

Two NWTC students make technical college history by publishing scientific research

Under the mentorship of TEPI Angelo Kolokithas, two Tiny Earth students, Justyna Kakol and Mainor Vang, at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College published their Tiny Earth research under microPublication Biology, indexed in the National Library of Medicine. Their research focuses on the antimicrobial activity of the bacterium Paenarthrobacter nicotinovorans. Read the press release » [...]

2024-01-26T12:32:08-06:00November 13th, 2023|

Publication: Community involvement in addressing the antibiotic crisis

Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs) Angelo Kolokithas (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College), Brian Merkel (UW-Green Bay), David Hunnicutt (St. Norbert College), Lucy Fenzl (College of Menominee Nation), and collaborator Matthew Petersen (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College) recently published an article in Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. Through community engagement in Tiny Earth in Titletown symposia, [...]

2024-01-26T13:48:54-06:00November 13th, 2023|

TEDx: The Power of the Unseen | Jodi Enos-Berlage

Dr. Jodi Enos-Berlage, TEPI at Luther College, presented a TEDx talk about the soil crisis and related equity issues in agriculture. “The Power of the Unseen” elevates soil as a central life force and highlights the catastrophic degradation that is occurring in the Midwest and the world. Blending scientific elements with personal story, the story [...]

2024-01-26T13:55:44-06:00October 23rd, 2023|

Extremophiles from Mount Saint Helens ice caves inspire a unique approach to antibiotic discovery

Photo from Dr. Anitori's expedition to Mt. St. Helens Every summer, Dr. Roberto Anitori, a Tiny Earth Partner Instructor (TEPI) at Clark College, visits Mt. St. Helens in Washington State to pursue hardy microorganisms called extremophiles, which live in extreme environments. Mt. St. Helens is abundant in extremophiles due to its unique [...]

2023-10-30T11:02:56-05:00October 23rd, 2023|

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 [...]

2024-01-26T13:57:21-06:00August 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 [...]

2024-01-26T14:25:30-06:00May 11th, 2023|
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