Welcome to Tiny Earth!

Tiny Earth Summer 2021 Symposium | June 2-4, 2021 | Students, present your Tiny Earth research! | June 2-3 is for students and TEPIs | June 4 is for TEPIs only | Check it out!

TEPIs: Register to access the Tiny Earth curriculum for teaching online or hybrid formats, including lab activities, videos, and interactive content.

Tiny Earth is a network of instructors and students focused on
studentsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil.

The challenges are huge…

Today we are fighting a shortage of effective antibiotics as “superbugs” evolve resistance to our most-used antibiotics. Simultaneously, we face a shortage of science trainees as unengaging introductory science courses fail to retain some of the best and brightest students in STEM fields.

but the solutions start tiny.

Unearthing new antibiotic-producing microbes from the soil can address a worldwide health threat while inspiring students to pursue careers in science. Tiny Earth brings the potential for global impact through original laboratory and field research conducted in introductory courses.