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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Tiny Earth Celebrates 10 Years

Before Tiny Earth was established as a global network in 2018, the idea of studentsourcing antibiotic discovery emerged from “Microbes to Molecules”—An undergraduate biology course developed and taught by Dr. Jo Handelsman in 2012 [...]

TEPI Jennifer Kerr for the Leading Women Under 40 Award

Tiny Earth Partner Instructor (TEPI), Dr. Jennifer (Jenn) Kerr, was selected for the Leading Women Under 40 Award, recognizing her excellent contributions to teaching and research. The award honors women under 40 based on [...]

Achieving STEM diversity: Fix the classrooms

Lead author Dr. Jo Handelsman, with Executive Director Sarah Miller and collaborators, published a new article in Science focused on evidence-based practices and approaches to creating inclusive STEM learning environments. Handelsman et al. cite [...]

Recent Pursuits of Tiny Earth Partner Instructors

The Tiny Earth Network and its vision, formed in 2012 and established as we know it in 2018 by founder Dr. Jo Handelsman, has been a challenging and rewarding journey. The Vilas Research Professor [...]

A New Look into Tiny Earth: Our Website

Dear Tiny Earth Community, You may notice a few new changes on our website. In the last couple of months, Tiny Earth headquarters has been developing and slowly rolling out new features to help [...]

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!

An Update from the Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub – 2022

The Chem Hub was established in 2018 and is a main component of the “Science and Discovery” core of Tiny Earth. TECH’s research reaches beyond what can typically be accomplished in a single Tiny Earth course and moves our network closer to discovering the next novel antibiotic. 

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Tiny Earth 2021 Year in Review

Tiny Earth would like to take a moment to reflect on the trials of 2021 and highlight the great accomplishments achieved within our network.

Tiny Earth’s 2020 Success

Tiny Earth leadership, scientists, instructors, and all those in between worked through unprecedented change to cultivate learning and research.

UW-Green Bay Digging for Answers with Microsoft AI

Tiny Earth's global reach and goal of discovering new antibiotics caught the eye of Microsoft. The Seattle-based company provided UW-Green Bay’s Tiny Earth project with an AI for Earth grant that places Microsoft’s cloud and AI tools into the hands of students.

UW-Green Bay Digging for Answers with Microsoft AI

Tiny Earth's global reach and goal of discovering new antibiotics caught the eye of Microsoft. The Seattle-based company provided UW-Green Bay’s Tiny Earth project with an AI for Earth grant that places Microsoft’s cloud and AI tools into the hands of students.

Aarhus students part of world-wide hunt for new antibiotics

Aarhus University is the first Danish university to join the Tiny Earth global crowdsourcing initiative which, with the help of teaching staff and thousands of students all over the world, is trying to combat antibiotic resistance.

Birds of a Feather Pursue STEM Together

A team from Tiny Earth will study new ways of enhancing mentor networks among partner instructors and their students in a five-year project funded by NIH.

Beloit Daily News: Tiny Earth at Wisconsin Science Festival

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kristin Labby, along with student volunteers and volunteers with the Upward Bound program, will be offering science-fair style exhibits with hands-on demonstrations titled "Beloit College Featuring Tiny Earth" at the 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival.

Bacteria Battles

UT Dallas microbiologists are on the front lines of an arms race that threatens the entire human race. Tiny Earth is teaching undergraduates the investigative skills that might just lead to the next new antibiotic.

2019 Tiny Earth Symposium Recap

The 2019 Tiny Earth Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin, was a great success! Relive the event or get up to speed through photos and tweets from the Tiny Earth community.

Meet Tiny Earth Director Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller was named the executive director of Tiny Earth this spring. We sat down with her to learn about her background and the future of Tiny Earth.

Students Get Their Hands Dirty Searching Soil for New Antibiotics

According to details presented at ASM Microbe, in one project, students used the Tiny Earth model to identify potentially new sources of antibiotics in an agricultural environment, focusing on isolating bacteria and testing it for potential activity against pathogens.

Inspirational Research

Tiny Earth students from Gaston College were featured in this article from Community College Daily. The students presented their work at the national poster session of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative.

Shawano: Local Students Honored for Antibiotics Research

For two College of Menominee Nation students, fall semester 2018 wrapped up with a statewide symposium highlighting Wisconsin’s participation in “Tiny Earth,” an international initiative involving nearly 10,000 students in antibiotics research.

KWC Students Join International Quest to Discover New Antibiotics from Soil Bacteria

Students at Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with students from more than 200 participating schools across 44 states, Puerto Rico and 14 countries, are joining the crowdsourcing effort established by the University of Wisconsin-based Tiny Earth network to address the worldwide health crisis of antibiotic-resistant infections.

“Tiny Earth” Targets Global Health Crisis

The "Tiny Earth" initiative is intent on discovering solutions to the problem, which is why UW-Green Bay professor Brian Merkel considers his students the best medicine against the threat to global health.

Answers in the Earth?

Honors biology students at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles analyze campus soil as part of international search for new, effective antibiotics.