Welcome, Tiny Earthing! Whether you are here during a semester you are enrolled in a Tiny Earth course or at another time, we welcome you into the network of more than 14,000 students per year working together to address the dwindling supply of antibiotics. We hope you find the course inspiring and that you can bring your own personal flair to science and research.

There are many ways to be involved during the semester, such as social media campaigns to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance and international symposia where you can present your Tiny Earth research to other Tiny Earth students around the world.

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

September 26th, 2022|

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 [...]


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Have you discovered bacterial isolates from soil that inhibit safe relatives of known pathogens? Enter their profiles into the Tiny Earth Database, a worldwide repository of data on antibiotic-producing bacteria. The Tiny Earth Database holds records of soil samples, culture conditions, and inhibitory bacteria that have been isolated from all over the world. Your entries will contribute to a robust resource for antibiotic discovery.

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Research Presentation Guidelines for Symposia

Guidelines for student research presentations at virtual Tiny Earth Symposia:

  • Plan to share a research poster as one slide during your 5-minute presentation
  • For your poster image, be sure the text is large enough to be read on a digital screen. Limit the content to the key figures and text needed.
  • During your 5-minute presentation, be prepared to show the data on your poster and address the following prompts:
  1. Summarize your project: What did you do? What did you discover that is new? What is unique about your project?
  2. What was your hypothesis? How did you test it?
  3. What methods did you use? What data did you collect?
  4. What conclusions did you draw?
  5. What are the future directions of this project?
  6. How have this project and conducting research impacted you as a student?

Feedback on the student presentations will be given by faculty and industry professionals.

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Tiny Earth Student Group Coming in 2022

Tiny Earth has partnered with over 600 instructors around the world that support 10,000+ students each year! As our network expands, we are looking ways to connect the Tiny Earth community on a deeper, more engaging level beyond scientific research. In the coming year Tiny Earth will launch a Tiny Earth Student Group to connect Tiny Earth Earthlings from all over the world!

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