Science teachers from across the country met in Madison, Wisc., for an intensive 5-day training session that aims to engage students in scientific discovery and the hunt for new antibiotics.
The new Tiny Earth instructors are part of the effort to “studentsource” antibiotic discovery.
From On Wisconsin Magazine: UW-Madison students are joining the hunt for new antibiotics in their introductory biology coursework and becoming part of the Tiny Earth network, based at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
At a recent training event, teachers from Milwaukee Public Schools were joined by a teacher from New York Public Schools, a middle school teacher from Oak Creek, and even a researcher planning to bring the program back to his home university in India.
Tiny Earth marks the launch of our new worldwide antibiotic-discovery initiative.
Tiny Earth is the next step in the evolution of a tried and true curriculum founded by WID director Jo Handelsman.
Experts in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will gather in UW-Madison’s Discovery Building for a symposium focused on the impact of AMR across fields including healthcare, sports medicine, animal antibiotic use, and more.