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 » [...]

2023-11-13T09:51:18-06:00November 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, these [...]

2023-11-13T09:49:42-06:00November 13th, 2023|

TECH Webinar: Advancing the Tiny Earth Pipeline

View post-webinar activities and highlights from the chat! October 18 @ 12-1:30 PM ET (11 AM-12:30 PM CT) | Via Zoom | For students and TEPIs Meet the Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub (TECH) scientists and learn about how your isolates move through TECH’s antimicrobial discovery pipeline! Students and their Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs) [...]

2023-10-30T11:37:34-05:00October 30th, 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 [...]

2023-10-30T11:02:13-05:00October 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 [...]

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|
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