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|

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|

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|

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|

88 Instructors around the globe join Tiny Earth in fighting the antibiotic resistance crisis in 2022

Instructors picking and patching isolates for isolate bioassay at the Johns Hopkins TEPI Training in July. Since the formation of Tiny Earth network in 2017 and its prior development, over 700 instructors in 30 countries and 45 U.S states and territories have been trained to teach the Tiny Earth microbiology Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience [...]

2022-08-17T13:57:38-05:00August 17th, 2022|

YVC students gain educational, career benefits during summer research

Students from Yakima Valley College participate in Tiny Earth research with TEPI Matthew Loeser (trained in June 2022 at UW-Madison). Exposure to hands-on research has given students an opportunity to learn new techniques and apply their knowledge “in a stimulating environment.” Although soil science may not be directly related to some students’ future career [...]

2022-08-17T13:27:11-05:00August 17th, 2022|

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The people of Exact Sciences are working to provide earlier, smarter answers in the fight against cancer. As an associate director, Scott Larrivee leads communications for the company's corporate brand, Pipeline business unit, and Research & Development team. He also creates strategic partnerships and corporate social responsibility efforts to improve communities and create a [...]

2022-05-23T16:49:31-05:00May 20th, 2022|
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